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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota are beginning a union drive.

Sara Nelson, a graduate assistant in the geology department, says graduate assistants have various grievances and a union will help present them to the university administration.

Nelson is among a group holding a town meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rapson Hall on the Twin Cities campus.

There have been similar union drives in the past. The university’s official position is that it would prefer to work directly with graduate assistants and not through a union.

There are currently 11 unions representing about one-third of the university’s employees.

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