Labor board rejects claim by Crystal Sugar workers

The board says American Crystal offered several contracts before the lockout that made significant strides towards a compromise with the workers' union. The union plans to appeal the board's ruling.
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The board says American Crystal offered several contracts before the lockout that made significant strides towards a compromise with the workers' union. The union plans to appeal the board's ruling.

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