Unhappy with the latest contract offer, union workers will host an informational picket today of Cloquet’s Sappi Fine Paper.
Representatives from the steelworkers and papermakers unions will have the picket during a company party at 5 p.m. today at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
"It’s an unfair contract," said worker Mike Mrkonjick, who called the newspaper to tell us about the picket. "It’s a substandard offer."
The contentious contractual points, Mrkonjick said, are pension, medical and wages.
"We are miles apart on those," he said.
The unions voted against the company’s last offer in December.