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CROOKSTON, Minn.—University leaders are squaring off with employees as a potential strike looms across Minnesota.

About 40 employees at the University of Minnesota Crookston could soon go on strike if an agreement can't be reached.

They staff the dining halls and work as custodians on the university's campus.

Their union leaders say they haven't received a raise in two years and many of them make under $15 dollars an hour.

Students on campus say they appreciate the work the employees do.

"I often times take a couple minutes to talk to them. They're very hard working. Every time I see them they're always doing the best thing they can do to make Brown as good as it can be," said Ryan Ratcliff, Sophomore.

A meeting between the union and university is scheduled for later this month.