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American Crystal Sugar Co. Executive Stepping Down

The American Crystal Sugar Co. executive who led company negotiations in the first labor dispute with union workers in 30 years is resigning, company officials said Tuesday.

01/07/2014

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Low Sugar Prices Cut Into Crystal Sugar Farmer Payments

Low sugar prices are cutting into payments to farmers at American Crystal Sugar Co. The Moorhead-based cooperative is telling its growers to expect a “massive reduction” in payments for this year’s beet crop. In a company blog, American Crystal CEO David Berg says growers will be paid just $38 per ton. Last year, Crystal’s farmers were paid more than $68 per ton. KFGO-AM reports Berg says most of Crystal’s growers will lose money, and in many cases, “they will lose a lot of money.”

11/04/2013

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2 Workers In NW Minn. Fall Into Scalding Water

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say two employees at a sugar plant have suffered serious burns after they fell into scalding hot water.

04/01/2013

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Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Workers Hold 4th Vote

Their ranks thinned by a 16-month lockout, American Crystal Sugar Co. workers were voting Saturday on whether to accept a contract they have rejected three times previously.

12/01/2012

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ND High Court To Rule On Lockout Jobless Benefits

North Dakota’s Supreme Court will be deciding whether locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. should collect unemployment benefits.

08/13/2012

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Crystal Sugar CEO Will Not Attend Union Meeting

American Crystal Sugar Co. officials say the company’s chief executive officer will not be attending a proposed meeting with locked-out union workers.

08/09/2012

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Crystal Sugar, Union Returning To BargainingTable

Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are in the middle of a 200-mile trek to the negotiating table, but the company says it could be a long walk for a short meeting.

06/04/2012

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Crystal Employees Alter Lifestyles During Lockout

The lockout of union employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. is entering its ninth month, but it’s mostly quiet outside the company’s processing plants.

04/02/2012

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Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Workers Plan 6-State Tour

Some locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers are joining workers in Ohio locked out by Cooper Tire on a 1,000-mile tour through six states.

02/16/2012

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Dayton Meets With Both Sides Over Sugar Lockout

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is offering his time and influence to help American Crystal Sugar Co. and its approximately 1,300 locked-out workers reach a new contract deal.

12/04/2011

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Dayton To Meet With American Crystal Execs

Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to Moorhead Saturday to meet with American Crystal Sugar Co. executives, and to attend a meeting organized by union workers who’ve been locked out of jobs there since Aug. 1 on a contract dispute.

12/02/2011

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Security Present At Crystal Sugar Annual Meeting

Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers say they were surprised by the amount of security at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, but Crystal’s leader downplayed it.

12/02/2011

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Locked-Out Crystal Workers Hold Prayer Vigil

Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers held a vigil Wednesday night to pray for an end to the dispute that has dragged on for four months.

12/01/2011

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Union Says CEO Compared Workers To Cancerous Tumor

Union representatives of locked-out employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. are criticizing the company president and CEO for what they call anti-worker sentiments.

11/30/2011

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Dayton Urges Crystal, Union To Resume Talks

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging American Crystal Sugar Co. and its locked-out factory workers to get back to the bargaining table.

11/25/2011

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