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Union Caravan Finishes Drayton-to-Moorhead Trek

June 6, 2012 in WDAZ

MOORHEAD (WDAZ-TV) – A caravan of locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers has made finally made its way from Drayton to Moorhead. Continue Reading

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Crystal Sugar workers call for cooperation and negotion on week-long trek

June 3, 2012 in WDAY

East Grand Forks, Minn. (WDAZ TV) – Locked out Crystal Sugar workers are in the middle of a week long trek. The group is walking from Drayton to Moorhead, in what they’re calling a Caravan for Cooperation and Negotiation. Continue Reading

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Locked out American Crystal employees begin caravan

May 31, 2012 in WDAY

Drayton, ND (WDAY TV) – Locked out union workers and their supporters met in Drayton today to begin a nearly 200 mile journey to Moorhead. Continue Reading

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Locked-out Workers Start Journey for ‘Cooperation and Negotiation’

May 31, 2012 in WDAZ

DRAYTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Workers and their supporters met in Drayton on Thursday, kicking off a six-day journey to Moorhead.
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Crystal exec: No change in contract offer

May 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

American Crystal Sugar has agreed to sit down with the Bakery Workers union and a federal mediator Jan. 8, “but our final offer is our final offer,” ACS spokesman Brian Ingulsrud said Thursday. Continue Reading

Crystal, union reps to meet June 8

May 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“We hope there will be negotiations; the last few times we met, they just listened,” said John Riskey, president of Local 167G, which represents locked-out workers at Crystal plants in East Grand Forks, Drayton, N.D., and Moorhead.
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Crystal holds job fairs near Drayton plant

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Seven months into its dispute with its union, American Crystal Sugar Co. is recruiting more local temporary workers. Union members monitoring the job fairs say few have responded. Continue Reading

Dayton’s call for Crystal negotiations unheeded

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Crystal officials not talking; feds ask governor not to commentNegotiations were to take place Tuesday, but sources tell the Herald they will not. Continue Reading

Raising reindeer is a fun hobby for Drayton area man

December 11, 2011 in DL-Online

The holiday season is a busy time at the Reindeer Ranch. During December, ranch owner Vernon Hoselton makes appearances with his reindeer at yuletide events across North Dakota. This weekend, for example, Hoselton took Iggy and Chocolate, two of his does, to the Gateway Mall in Bismarck. Ollie, Panda and Norma, three other reindeer are at Santa Village at Rhealt Farm in Fargo Continue Reading

American Crystal Sugar workers start food pantry

November 23, 2011 in DL-Online

Locked-out employees get help from union friends with semi full of food
DRAYTON, N.D. The attached garage to the home of Lynn and Renae Fredrickson has become the local food shelf for locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers. Continue Reading

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