The chief executive says he thinks the parties will eventually reach a settlement that gets locked-out workers back on the job. “Bruises take awhile to get healed, but we’ll get over it,” says David Berg, in a report in the Fargo Forum.
But company officials say shareholders are still committed to cutting labor costs despite record revenues, according to Minnesota Public Radio.
The workers, meanwhile, want the company to explain why they were locked out in the first place. “Was it to reduce productivity and farmers’ profits? To starve your neighbors?" asks a union chief.
Gov. Dayton meanwhile is traveling to Moorhead on Saturday to meet separately with company executives and union members. The Associated Press reports Dayton will again urge the two parties to return to the bargaining table.