strikes pay off ~!
Bushwhacker

Kent, WA

#44 Feb 18, 2013
Politics too boring, so you decided to round up converts to be a moron, like you ??? Sorry, I can spell... LMAOROTFU~!
someone

Minneapolis, MN

#45 Feb 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Politics too boring, so you decided to round up converts to be a moron, like you ??? Sorry, I can spell... LMAOROTFU~!
Lol you are all alone on your island of stupitidy

Ooh congrats on learning how to use spell checker on an Internet forum.

Your 3rd grade English teacher would be so proud of you.

LOL mental midget
someone

Minneapolis, MN

#46 Feb 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Politics too boring, so you decided to round up converts to be a moron, like you ??? Sorry, I can spell... LMAOROTFU~!
No you are boring.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#47 Feb 18, 2013
American Crystal could have record year, despite lockout
by Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio
December 6, 2012

FARGO, N.D.— Despite a lockout that's lasted 16 months, American Crystal Sugar officials say the company is on track for record sugar production.

Company President David Berg said at the cooperative's annual meeting Thursday that the ongoing lockout of 1,300 workers cut into the profit from last year's sugar beet crop. But he said the company is moving on with replacement workers.

"I would be misleading to say that it's no longer impacting American Crystal," he said. "The impact is diminishing rapidly."

Berg said company shareholders, the farmers who grow the sugar beets, produced a record crop this year and it could produce record profits.

WORKERS PICKET MEETING

Locked-out union workers picketed briefly outside the hotel where shareholders were meeting. Union leaders tried to deliver boxes of paper they said contained 100,000 signed petitions calling for an end to the lockout.

"Would you get Mr. Berg or one of the shareholders?" asked Union President John Riskey as hotel management and security turned away the workers. The plea was unsuccessful.

A handful of local leaders including city council members, a pastor and a teacher's union president showed support for the locked-out workers. Diane Wray Williams, a former state legislator and past member of the Moorhead City Council, said the company has forgotten its roots as a farmer-owned cooperative.

"They're misnamed. They're not a cooperative," she said. "They are a pure, honest-to-goodness corporation. American Crystal Sugar Corporation. And they've been acting like a corporation a long time."

The union supporters called on American Crystal to settle the labor dispute.

After the meeting, company President Berg said the company needed to reduce labor costs to ensure long-term financial health. "Even though some will say it hasn't been a cooperative spirit, I think it's been done for the right reasons to make sure we're a good viable, competitive business today and five and 10 and 20 years into the future," Berg said. "I believe we've been entirely consistent with that philosophy."

Berg offered a clear message to locked-out workers.

"We've hired people who like working there and they're delivering great results and that's what our focus is," Berg said. "Picket signs and protests, if that's important to you, I wish you the best. But frankly we have a sugar company to run and that's what we're doing."

Last weekend, locked-out workers rejected the company's contract offer for the fourth time. No new contract talks are scheduled.

American Crystal could have record year, despite lockout

Maybe they are having a record year because of the lockout.
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#48 Feb 18, 2013
someone wrote:
<quoted text>
No you are boring.
Gay Slewsie from Seattle is a very boring individual. But I do think a lot of his problems are due to the experimental meds the nice doctor has him on.
DSM Loco

Minneapolis, MN

#49 Feb 18, 2013
Hey, azzwipe, if it wasn't for unions you wouldn't have a 40 hour work week, paid sick days, paid vacation, health and dental benefits, or a middle class in the United States.

You are cutting your own throat by attacking unions, you idiot.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#50 Feb 18, 2013
DSM Loco wrote:
Hey, azzwipe, if it wasn't for unions you wouldn't have a 40 hour work week, paid sick days, paid vacation, health and dental benefits, or a middle class in the United States.
You are cutting your own throat by attacking unions, you idiot.
I've never been a union member, nor have my predecessors... are you suggesting I would get a magical pay raise if I or my predecessors had joined a union?
someone

Minneapolis, MN

#51 Feb 18, 2013
Lol slew needs to copy paste
Cause she is incapable of self thought

a mental midget using talking points of others to feel valid

Like a kid who jumps on court during an adult pick up basketball game...
Chucking up balls near the basket trying to pretend shes in the game....

Kinda cute at first but she throws tantrums if you don't let her play...
And half to put up with her delusional sense of participation in an adult game.

Its time to take a nap my adult child...

Need to find her parents and get her off the court.
DSM Local Molests Kids

Minneapolis, MN

#52 Feb 18, 2013
The truth is out!
Bridgework

Chanhassen, MN

#53 Feb 18, 2013
"The union supporters called on American Crystal to settle the labor dispute."

Because it is American Crystal Sugar that is refusing to sign the contract?
Bushwhacked

Kent, WA

#54 Feb 18, 2013
They locked out the workers and are paying the replacements better, than the last offer.

If you're clueless, why are you posting ?
Bridgework

Chanhassen, MN

#55 Feb 19, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
They locked out the workers and are paying the replacements better, than the last offer.
If you're clueless, why are you posting ?
Why are YOU posting? What they pay their replacement workers are between them and the replacement workers. The union had four chances to end the lockout and decided it was better to stand in the cold with signs then work. Why don't you post as redeemer to pat yourself on the back?

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#56 Feb 19, 2013
Bridgework wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are YOU posting? What they pay their replacement workers are between them and the replacement workers. The union had four chances to end the lockout and decided it was better to stand in the cold with signs then work. Why don't you post as redeemer to pat yourself on the back?
I am still amazed that the fools who are union members listen to the union bosses. How much have they lost by not agreeing to the 15% increase that was offered in the original contract?

They sure showed those evil corporate bosses at American Crystal Sugar who had the power in those negotiations, didn't they?

Keep up the good work union brothers.
Awful Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#57 Feb 19, 2013
Keep up the good work destroying the middle class, Smart Liberal.

No one deserves to make more than minimum wage, right? And the best first step towards this is to eliminate all unions, public and private!

And while we're at it, let's eliminate that minimum wage - employers should be free to pay whatever the market will bear.

And no more of this hoity-toity holiday and paid time off crap - a worker should get paid for the work he does, and that's all.

Amnd those overtime laws are forcing good jobs overseas - employers should not have to pay a premium regardless of how many hours are worked.

One more good thing, without unions workers will be afraid to speak up about safety hazards, so we won't need agencies like OSHA.
Bushwhacked

Kent, WA

#58 Feb 19, 2013
Love American workers, as long as you're not one of us and you can leave the mess... with OUR HARD EARNED MONEY !!! Every time she posts, I remember the 2 hours & 15 minutes.... she was attempting a real job, THEN she RAN !!!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#59 Feb 19, 2013
Awful Truth wrote:
Keep up the good work destroying the middle class, Smart Liberal.
No one deserves to make more than minimum wage, right? And the best first step towards this is to eliminate all unions, public and private!
And while we're at it, let's eliminate that minimum wage - employers should be free to pay whatever the market will bear.
And no more of this hoity-toity holiday and paid time off crap - a worker should get paid for the work he does, and that's all.
Amnd those overtime laws are forcing good jobs overseas - employers should not have to pay a premium regardless of how many hours are worked.
One more good thing, without unions workers will be afraid to speak up about safety hazards, so we won't need agencies like OSHA.
You are a tool of people maginally smarter than you are. Good luck with the rest of your life.
Bushwhacked

Kent, WA

#60 Feb 19, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
I am still amazed that the fools who are union members listen to the union bosses. How much have they lost by not agreeing to the 15% increase that was offered in the original contract?
They sure showed those evil corporate bosses at American Crystal Sugar who had the power in those negotiations, didn't they?
Keep up the good work union brothers.
They were offered a 15% actual cash raise, in a single year ??? NOPE, not even close.

When you HAVE to lie, you have no point.

Go mug people, it's less dishonest... Of course, you're lazy.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#61 Feb 19, 2013
American Crystal could have record year, despite lockout
by Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio
December 6, 2012

FARGO, N.D.— Despite a lockout that's lasted 16 months, American Crystal Sugar officials say the company is on track for record sugar production.

Company President David Berg said at the cooperative's annual meeting Thursday that the ongoing lockout of 1,300 workers cut into the profit from last year's sugar beet crop. But he said the company is moving on with replacement workers.

"I would be misleading to say that it's no longer impacting American Crystal," he said. "The impact is diminishing rapidly."

Berg said company shareholders, the farmers who grow the sugar beets, produced a record crop this year and it could produce record profits.

WORKERS PICKET MEETING

Locked-out union workers picketed briefly outside the hotel where shareholders were meeting. Union leaders tried to deliver boxes of paper they said contained 100,000 signed petitions calling for an end to the lockout.

"Would you get Mr. Berg or one of the shareholders?" asked Union President John Riskey as hotel management and security turned away the workers. The plea was unsuccessful.

A handful of local leaders including city council members, a pastor and a teacher's union president showed support for the locked-out workers. Diane Wray Williams, a former state legislator and past member of the Moorhead City Council, said the company has forgotten its roots as a farmer-owned cooperative.

"They're misnamed. They're not a cooperative," she said. "They are a pure, honest-to-goodness corporation. American Crystal Sugar Corporation. And they've been acting like a corporation a long time."

The union supporters called on American Crystal to settle the labor dispute.

After the meeting, company President Berg said the company needed to reduce labor costs to ensure long-term financial health. "Even though some will say it hasn't been a cooperative spirit, I think it's been done for the right reasons to make sure we're a good viable, competitive business today and five and 10 and 20 years into the future," Berg said. "I believe we've been entirely consistent with that philosophy."

Berg offered a clear message to locked-out workers.

"We've hired people who like working there and they're delivering great results and that's what our focus is," Berg said. "Picket signs and protests, if that's important to you, I wish you the best. But frankly we have a sugar company to run and that's what we're doing."

Last weekend, locked-out workers rejected the company's contract offer for the fourth time. No new contract talks are scheduled.

American Crystal could have record year, despite lockout

Maybe they are having a record year because of the lockout.
Awful Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#62 Feb 19, 2013
Keep up the good work destroying the middle class!

No one deserves to make more than minimum wage, right? And the best first step towards this is to eliminate all unions, public and private!

And while we're at it, let's eliminate that minimum wage - employers should be free to pay whatever the market will bear.

And no more of this hoity-toity holiday and paid time off crap - a worker should get paid for the work he does, and that's all.

Amnd those overtime laws are forcing good jobs overseas - employers should not have to pay a premium regardless of how many hours are worked.

One more good thing, without unions workers will be afraid to speak up about safety hazards, so we won't need agencies like OSHA.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#63 Feb 19, 2013
Awful Truth wrote:
Keep up the good work destroying the middle class!
No one deserves to make more than minimum wage, right? And the best first step towards this is to eliminate all unions, public and private!
And while we're at it, let's eliminate that minimum wage - employers should be free to pay whatever the market will bear.
And no more of this hoity-toity holiday and paid time off crap - a worker should get paid for the work he does, and that's all.
Amnd those overtime laws are forcing good jobs overseas - employers should not have to pay a premium regardless of how many hours are worked.
One more good thing, without unions workers will be afraid to speak up about safety hazards, so we won't need agencies like OSHA.
Hey Dumbo, you are living up to your name.

You deserve to make whatever you and your employer agree is a fair wage for your services. Why does the governemnt - who does not pay your wages - have a say at all in what you earn?

If you are only worth $6 per hour to your employer, that is what you should make.

If you are worth $600 per hour to your employer, that is what you should make. And you should stand up for yourself to insure that you make every penny you are worth.

That is what private enterprise and the capitalistic economic system is all about.

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