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Picketers protest Burger King contractor


July 3, 2020

Jana Peterson

Members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters picket the soon-to-be Burger King restaurant in Cloquet Monday. Union member Adam Johnson said they were picketing the contractor, Celtic, because it is an out-of-town contractor that doesn't pay the area standard wages and benefits. "We work with a lot of local kids that graduated from schools around here that would love to be working these jobs," Johnson said. "We have local contractors right here in town that could do this work." The only Celtic employee onsite Monday morning declined comment on the picket or an opening d...

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