American Crystal Sugar Co. has taken out a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan on $71.2 million of sugar, in a move that effectively doubles its potential for forfeitures at the end of the federal fiscal year, Sept. 30.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers voted to reject the company's offer over the weekend. This is the fourth time workers have turned it down and even though many have found other jobs they are still eager to get back to the negotiating table. But how long can this go on?
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.
Locked out sugar workers are hashing out a "ready-for-work" plan for if and when they return to work. Union leaders seem to think things are looking up Even though the two sides traded proposals in an August 20th meeting without reaching an agreement.
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