American Crystal Sugar Co.
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.”
Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say two employees at a sugar plant have suffered serious burns after they fell into scalding hot water.
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.
North Dakota’s Supreme Court will be deciding whether locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. should collect unemployment benefits.
American Crystal Sugar Co. officials say the company’s chief executive officer will not be attending a proposed meeting with locked-out union workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging American Crystal Sugar Co. and its locked-out factory workers to get back to the bargaining table.
More than 100 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers and their supporters rallied at the North Dakota Capitol on Monday.