The American Crystal Sugar Plant in East Grand Forks could be facing over 60,000 dollars in fines following several Minnesota OSHA inspections. After three workers at the American Crystal Sugar plant were severely burned earlier this year, a combination of routine and accident related inspections by Minnesota OSHA have found 30 alleged violations of safety regulations.
Two years after the American Crystal Sugar Co. lockout and one year after they gave up on returning to work at the nearby Hillsboro plant, three former employees say they’re doing better than they could have imagined.
A large share of discolored sugar sits in storage at an American Crystal Sugar factory in Hillsboro. A blog post by the company's President and CEO, David Berg, says "no one is to blame, except maybe corporate".
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Minnesota Senator Al Franken says locked out Sugar workers he met with today are hurting, and he hopes he can help get American Crystal and the union back to the bargaining table.
Locked-out workers are beginning 2012 the same way they ended 2011, walking the picket lines.
More than 5 months after the company locked them out in a contract dispute, workers are hoping to get their jobs back in 2012.
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