American Crystal Sugar CEO says company is still willing to negotiate with locked-out workers

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 10:32 PM
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Gena132012Dec. 6, 12 4:33 PM

4 times the union has voted against the Company generous offer in this economy. If the beet growers make the offer better they could be in trouble as there is a good chance that the govt is going to change the sugar program

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obamafone4meDec. 6, 12 5:40 PM

Good politics being played by the company! "IF" federal mediators tell them to continue they will, but they have no interest in rehiring these people. It would be a complete disaster to hire these bitter, angry ex-employees back and a travesty to let those who really appreciate their jobs go.

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drfranktDec. 6, 12 5:56 PM

Why waste your time. Unless you capitulate to the unions demands, they'll just vote against their own self interests again. Their union doesn't seem to be helping them out much besides living comfortably on the dues they've been paying for years.

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hewonwelostDec. 6, 12 6:10 PM

How many chances will these out-of-touch Unions fools get? Talk to the 18,500 Hostess ex-workers. Despite the best efforts of the media and king Obama, our economy is in really bad shape. My advice to you fools is to beg for your jobs because whether you want to admit it or not, they do not need you.

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jbpaperDec. 6, 12 6:32 PM

"Union representatives on Thursday tried to deliver boxes of what they said were petitions calling for the end of the lockout but were not allowed into the shareholders' meeting." ----- They have "boxes" of petitions to end the lockout while more than 50% voted no on the last vote. Who signed the petitions? Voting yes would probably have been more effective than signing a petition.

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hewonwelostDec. 6, 12 6:58 PM

My subscription is due to be re-newed soon. The fact that you fail to post my comments will be a factor in my decision. Your choice, you business wizards.

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th3171Dec. 6, 12 7:49 PM

"It would be a complete disaster to hire these bitter, angry ex-employees back and a travesty to let those who really appreciate their jobs go".....people just don't get it. Because they are locked out, they don't have to be rehired and to fire them would be a violation of labor law. I don't agree with what the union is doing but at least understand the law before posting opinion you treat as fact.

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localguyDec. 6, 12 8:11 PM

In a story a few days ago in the Star Tribune, the CEO was quoted as saying that the company had lost $100 million because the replacement workers still weren't up to speed. It seems like the union and management are all self-destructive and stubborn.

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