Local

American Crystal Exec Says ND Sugar Harvest OK

View Comments
(credit: American Crystal Sugar Co.)

(credit: American Crystal Sugar Co.)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Pet Of The Week: Marie, A Chihuahua Mix
  2. More Holiday Photos From 'WCCO This Morning' Viewers
  3. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 19, 2014
  4. Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir Performs Live
  5. WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To See Santa In MN

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Crystal Sugar Co. executive says the company’s replacement workers are doing well in handling this fall’s sugar beet harvest.

The company locked out its regular workers almost 14 months ago in a union contract dispute.

On Tuesday, attorneys for the company and the locked-out employees argued in the North Dakota Supreme Court about whether the workers should get unemployment benefits.

Gayln Olson is a union official at American Crystal’s Hillsboro plant.

Olson says the locked-out workers should get unemployment because they were willing to work and the company wouldn’t let them.

Crystal vice president for administration Brian Ingulsrud says the company is concentrating now on the sugar beet harvest.

Ingulsrud says the replacement workers are doing a “fabulous job.”

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,379 other followers