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A year into American Crystal lockout, common ground remains elusive

July 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After a yearlong standoff, American Crystal Sugar Co. and its locked-out un-ion workers both say there’s little more they can give to facilitate the dispute’s end. Continue Reading

Jobless benefits near end for some American Crystal locked-out workers

July 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Workers at East Grand Forks, Crookston and Moorhead factories automatically became eligible for 26 weeks of unemployment benefits when the lockout began in August 2011. Continue Reading

Catholic, Lutheran clergy lead prayers over Crystal labor impasse

June 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With union members camping overnight here in a caravan bound for American Crystal Sugar Co.’s headquarters in Moorhead, people from both sides and several faiths in the long-running labor dispute over processing sugar beets met for prayer in the cathedral. Continue Reading

AMERICAN CRYSTAL LOCKOUT: Ending a fight in God’s house

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

There were prayers, hymns, scripture and some tears Wednesday during a worship service at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks aimed at reconciliation in the long-running labor dispute between American Crystal Sugar Co. and its 1,300 locked-out union worker.
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Dayton offers to help broker Crystal deal

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Governor speaks to company, workers in Moorhead
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton today offered to act as a catalyst to reopen talks between American Crystal Sugar Co. and its approximately 1,300 locked-out workers Continue Reading