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Published March 13, 2013, 02:23 PM

Amendment Challenges Benefits for Locked-Out Workers

Locked out employees would not get unemployment benefits under an amendment added this week to a North Dakota Job Service bill. The change was offered by a five to two vote.

Locked out employees would not get unemployment benefits under an amendment added this week to a North Dakota Job Service bill. The change was offered by a five to two vote.

It would add language denying benefits because of a labor dispute -- strike or lock-out. If approved, it would not affect American Crystal Sugar workers but would make it more clear that the Legislature does not intend that locked-out workers deserve unemployment checks.

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