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  Minnesota socialist candidate fights firing
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News DateMonday, September 5, 2005 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSOUTH ST. PAUL, Minnesota, August 23—Bosses at Dakota Premium Foods prevented Jacob Perasso, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of St. Paul, from returning to his job on the boning line today.

Perasso, his campaign supporters, and many co-workers in the plant say this is an attack on the union. The company refused to grant Perasso a leave of absence to campaign full time for three weeks. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 789, which represents Dakota workers, is filing a grievance against the company’s refusal to grant Perasso the leave.
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