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Locked-out sugar workers ready to vote on American Crystal's latest offer
Union leaders have said the company's offer is not very different from the one workers rejected at the start of the lockout three months ago. But some financially-squeezed workers plan to vote to accept it.
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.
Franken, Klobuchar urge American Crystal Sugar to get deal done
Congressional leaders are calling on American Crystal Sugar to return to negotiations with union workers. 90 percent of the company's 1,300 locked out workers voted against the latest offer Monday.
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.
Crystal Sugar workers will vote on same offer that produced lockout
American Crystal Sugar is adamant that it will not change its contract offer to 1,300 union workers. Some of the employees who have been locked out for nearly 11 months are now interested in voting again on the offer they've spurned in the past. Union leaders have scheduled a vote for June 23.
American Crystal talks generate new offer but not much optimism
A union leader says a revised contract offer by American Crystal Sugar makes only minor changes in the deal workers have already rejected. Even so, he says the union will put it to a vote of members. Crystal says the offer comes off the table if it's not accepted by November 1st.
Union to offer new proposal to end Crystal Sugar lockout
The Grand Forks Herald reports the union representing 1,300 workers from around the Red River Valley plans to bring new proposals to the table in an attempt to end the lockout that has lasted for more than 70 days.
Sugar workers will bring new proposal to June talks with American Crystal
A union official says there won't be mass concessions but there will be new proposals when locked out workers site down for mediated talks with American Crystal Sugar on June eighth. The two sides have not spoken since February. The lockout of 1,300 workers began last August.
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