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Local 1238 Union pickets outside Bird Chevrolet in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- People lined the sidewalk of Bird Chevrolet Wednesday. More than a dozen members of local 1238 picketted outside the dealership.

A representive tells us their contracts expired as of midnight last night and they came to no agreement. They claim the company wanted to illiminate two positions, ask employees to pay health insurance and loose their one-point-five percent bonus.

"We gave the company an opportunity to do a year extension and not change anything about the benifit package and wait until next year and that wasn't acceptable to them," said Wayne Laufenberg.

Union members say they'll continue to strike until an agreement is reached.

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