AFL-CIO, American Crystal sugar butt heads over beet prices

The Minnesota-AFL-CIO published a news release saying American Crystal’s bottom line “suffers due to ongoing lockout,” adding that the company's production costs have doubled since the strike began. American Crystal says the labor group's numbers "aren't even in the ballpark."
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The Minnesota-AFL-CIO published a news release saying American Crystal’s bottom line “suffers due to ongoing lockout,” adding that the company's production costs have doubled since the strike began. American Crystal says the labor group's numbers "aren't even in the ballpark."

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