American Crystal Sugar begins hiring local replacement workers

The company says it got more than a hundred applications after running newspaper ads over the weekend. The lockout started four months ago.
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The company says it got more than a hundred applications after running newspaper ads over the weekend. The lockout started four months ago.

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American Crystal Sugar workers reject contract offer for third time

Locked-out union employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. Saturday said no for the third time in nearly a year to their company's contract offer. The union says 63 percent of the union's 1,300 worker membership voted against the offer. The workers have been locked out of plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa since last August.

American Crystal says cost of lockout will pass as workers are replaced

The sugar giant will offer beet growers in the Red River Valley a lower price this year, partly because of the financial toll of its lockout of 1,300 union workers. But the company says it has already replaced more than half of those workers. Crystal promised growers higher prices next year, when the company expects all of the locked out workers will have been replaced.

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."