Union workers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who have been locked out of their jobs for 20 months at American Crystal Sugar Co. are voting on the contract for the fifth time.
The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14-month lockout of union workers.
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 employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. rejected the company’s contract proposal a third time Saturday in a nearly 11-month dispute that focuses on seniority and job security.
Union workers locked out for nearly a year at American Crystal Sugar Co. are taking another poll on the company’s contract offer.
Union workers locked out for nearly a year at American Crystal Sugar Co. are planning another vote on the company’s contract offer.
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 urging American Crystal Sugar Co. and its locked-out factory workers to get back to the bargaining table.
Leaflets supporting locked-out American Crystal Sugar union workers are showing up between bags of the company’s sugar on supermarket shelves in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
North Dakota workers with Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar who are locked out in a contract dispute have been declared ineligible for unemployment benefits.
American Crystal Sugar’s board of directors has decided to have the cooperative’s farmer members plant biotech sugar beet seed again this year, despite a federal court challenge by opponents of genetically modified beets.