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Published August 02, 2011, 08:41 PM

Teamsters Join in American Crystal Contract Dispute

One of the nation's biggest unions is showing its support for American Crystal Sugar Union workers. The Teamsters Union issued a statement Monday saying they will not be making deliveries to plants for the duration of the lockout

One of the nation's biggest unions is showing its support for American Crystal Sugar Union workers.

The Teamsters Union issued a statement Monday saying they will not be making deliveries to plants for the duration of the lockout.

There's a possibility that it could have a major affect on American Crystal Sugar plants due in part that some of their biggest deliveries are made by Teamsters drivers.

The local union requested the support of Teamsters during the lockout.

Drivers make deliveries from UPS, freight companies, maintenance and things that need to be delivered daily to American Crystal Sugar.

Representatives from Teamsters say they're not looking to hurt the company, but just send a message.

American Crystal Sugar Vice President Brian Ingulsrud said that to his knowledge they've had no problems getting deliveries up to this point.

The AFL-CIO of Minnesota, which has more than 300,000 members, has a petition started with a letter to American Crystal Sugar's CEO Dave Berg in support of union workers and at last check more than 2,000 people had signed.

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