Navajo Nation and union reach final agreement for employees

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The Navajo Nation has finalized a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union.

The United Mine Workers of America will represent about 1,300 tribal employees in a wide range of positions. The agreement, which took 15 years of negotiations, runs for three years, The Farmington Daily-Times reported.

"Our Navajo sisters and brothers bring a special and refreshing outlook to our union, and we rejoice that they have been able to reach this agreement after a long process," UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said in a press release quoted by the paper.

The union already represents about 800 Navajo Head Start employees.

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Union, Navajo Nation finalize collective bargaining agreement (The Farmington Daily-Times 9/22)

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