David Berg, in his annual address, called on the pride of co-op members who, while celebrating 40 years of the company as a farmer-owned cooperative, would be resilient in the face of potential hardship.
Ten months after they locked out 1,300 Bakery Workers union members and two days before their next talks with the union over a new contract, the top brass of American Crystal Sugar Co. looked and spoke Wednesday as if they are sitting in the catbird seat.
With the price of its 10-month-old lockout falling by the day and thousands of workers seeking jobs under the terms rejected by union employees, American Crystal Sugar has no plans — and little incentive — to budge from the contract offer it’s had on the table since last fall.
Attorneys told the president of American Crystal Sugar Co. that a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday made no decision but rather took under advisement the request to halt immediately the use of any Roundup Ready sugar beet seed.
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