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Crystal Sugar workers pressure board members

Union members are demonstrating at the homes of American Crystal Sugar’s directors as the labor dispute drags on. An AFL-CIO spokesman tells the Fargo Forum the demonstrations will continue indefinitely.

Roughly 1,300 workers have been locked out from plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa for more than a year.

The company is using replacement workers and has indicated it doesn’t plan to change its final offer.

The union has rejected American Crystal Sugar’s contract proposal three times — most recently in June — citing issues with seniority and job security.

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April 24, 2014