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Published July 29, 2011, 06:29 PM

American Crystal employees to vote on contract

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - In less than 24 hours 1,300 American Crystal Sugar employees will agree to a new contract, or be without a job.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

In less than 24 hours 1,300 American Crystal Sugar employees will agree to a new contract, or be without a job. Tomorrow afternoon employees up and down the Valley will vote on a $75,000 a year contract that includes benefits. Company leaders say they are confident the Union employees will agree to the contract which will give them an 8% pay increase in the first year.

Brian Ingulsrud ā€“ Crystal Sugar V.P. Adminstration: ā€œIā€™m pretty confident that they'll arrive at the yes decision and there will not be a lockout.ā€

Governor Mark Dayton visited with both sides today in a visit to the Red River Valley.

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