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Published July 31, 2011, 09:59 PM

American Crystal Plans to Proceed with Lockout

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - American Crystal plans to proceed with that lockout and have no more negotiations.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

American Crystal plans to proceed with that lockout and have no more negotiations. Union workers will be locked out at plants starting at midnight. They will be turned away, while replacement workers are immediately brought in. It will cost more money to run plants with replacement workers. Company leaders think employees were mis-informed about health benefits and job security in the contract.

Brian Ingulsrud – American Crystal Sugar Vice President: “it seems that they were led to believe that the proposal as it's written would give the company the ability to subcontract and replace union employees, and that is just absolutely false.

There are plans for a federal mediator to meet with both sides, but when isn't known.

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