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American Crystal faces fines over alleged safety violations

September 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. Workplace safety officials have been investigating what they say were several safety violations at American Crystal Sugar’s East Grand Forks factory this year. Continue Reading

Some Crystal Sugar works return to work

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO More than 400 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers who have been locked out of their jobs for nearly two years returned to work Tuesday. Continue Reading

Crystal union supporters join anti-lockout bill debate

January 24, 2013 in DL-Online

A lockout of 1,300 workers in the Red River Valley has become evidence for Minnesota Legislature Democrats as they draw up bills to restrict the management practice. Continue Reading

Crystal union barred from presenting petition at shareholders meeting

December 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Leaders of the union representing locked-out American Crystal Sugar were barred from presenting what they say is 100,000 petition signatures urging an end to a dispute that has lasted more than 16 months.
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Last beets out in late harvest

November 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dennis Dipple finally finished digging his sugar beets Monday, only one day earlier than his father’s latest beet harvest 53 years ago, he said. Continue Reading

Crystal accepts frost-damaged beets for first time

November 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With 89 percent of its planted acres safely harvested and piled, American Crystal Sugar Co. on Thursday implemented a new “frost quota,” allowing at least a small percentage of frost-damaged beets in the far north to be brought in. Continue Reading

Despite union lockout, boycott, beet harvest rumbles on

October 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley are busy harvesting a bumper crop this fall, the second harvest since American Crystal Sugar locked 1,300 union workers out of its five factories in a labor dispute. Unions hope a national consumer boycott against Crystal Sugar will pressure the company to settle, but the beet farmers who own the American Crystal Sugar cooperative are not feeling that pressure. Continue Reading

AFL-CIO endorses boycott of American Crystal Sugar

October 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14-month lockout of union workers. Continue Reading

ND Legislature may take up lockout benefit dispute

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A lawmaker says he’s expecting the North Dakota Legislature to take up the issue of whether workers who are locked out of their jobs should get unemployment benefits. Continue Reading

American Crystal exec says ND sugar harvest OK

September 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An American Crystal Sugar Co. executive says the company’s replacement workers are doing well in handling this fall’s sugar beet harvest. Continue Reading