Did American Crystal break the union?

June 16, 2012 at 11:47 am in Grand Forks Herald

The lockout isn’t done, but it might be over despite fresh voteThere are few easy answers for locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers, who will vote Saturday on a contract they rejected emphatically last November. The terms haven’t changed, but in the eyes of some workers, the prospects for a better offer particularly after the latest round of negotiations went nowhere have dimmed. Still, as the fight drags on and parties dig in, it becomes harder for either side to accept what feels like defeat. “It’s hard to get your head around, ‘We really lost this,’” said Greg Cant, a labor relations expert at Concordia College. “That’s a hard pill to swallow.” Continue Reading