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Child care providers allowed to join unions

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Union supporters celebrated Monday after the House voted 68-66 to allow some child care providers and personal care attendants to join unions. 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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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

VIEWPOINT: Today is Labor Day, not Union Day

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Most Americans realize that Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses, but that won’t stop Big Labor’s apologists from seizing the spotlight to demand more power. Continue Reading

VIEWPOINT: This Labor Day, let’s work to bring prosperity to all

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As the economy begins to recover, Minnesota’s working people need comprehensive and proven policies that will build shared prosperity for everyone in America who works hard and plays by the rules. Continue Reading

Gov. Dayton defends public worker contracts

August 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is defending new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees ahead of a legislative panel’s vote. Dayton called the contracts “reasonable” and in line with those negotiated by his Republican predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, in a letter Wednesday to the lead Republicans on the Subcommittee on Employee Relations. Continue Reading

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

Union members protest at future auto parts store

July 19, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Members of area unions stood outside of the building site of the future O’Reilly Auto Parts store intermittently throughout the past week, protesting the use of non-local, non-union labor for the project. 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

Locked-out union workers to vote on Crystal contract offer Saturday

June 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Union workers locked out for nearly a year at American Crystal Sugar Co. are planning another vote on the company’s contract offer. The workers have rejected the contract twice previously by overwhelming margins. Continue Reading