Crystal Sugar *UPDATE*
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 7, 2013
A replacement worker at American Crystal Sugar Co.’s East Grand Forks, Minn., plant was seriously injured last month, suffering severe burns when he was hit with hot liquid that spewed from a tank, according to news reports.

The company has been operating with replacement workers since it locked out its highly trained 1,300 member workforce in August 2011. The locked-out workers are members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and worked at plants in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.

According to the latest report, the injured worker, who the company refused to identify, was in critical but stable condition.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Last fall, OSHA cited American Crystal for widespread,“high gravity” and “serious” safety violations, including accumulation of combustible dust and failure to lock out equipment during maintenance and repair, and proposed nearly $50,000 in penalties.

Workplace safety experts say that experienced, trained workers who have the protection of a union contract can identify hazards and push for action to correct them and prevent serious and dangerous incidents. They say replacement workers operating at American Crystal facilities may be at much greater risk because of lack of skill and experience and a fear of retaliation for raising job safety hazards.

Feeding me pain with his sugar

Ending my life with his incompetence

Killing me softly with his sugar

Killing me softly with his sugar

Ending their whole lives ... with their incompetence
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 8, 2013
Union workers who’ve been locked out of their jobs at American Crystal Sugar for more than a year and a half plan to hold their fifth contract vote on Saturday, April 13, Forum Communications reports.

Members last voted down the company’s contract in December with 55 percent opposing the offer. However, 90 percent of the union rejected the first two votes.

Roughly 1,300 workers at American Crystal factories in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa have been locked out since August 2011. The Moorhead-based co-op has been using replacement workers to run the plants.

The Star Tribune says it’s unclear how many workers will vote later this month because many have either retired or accepted other jobs.

I wonder if they will take the identical offer on the 5th vote?
Asylum Director

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Apr 8, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
A replacement worker at American Crystal Sugar Co.’s East Grand Forks, Minn., plant was seriously injured last month, suffering severe burns when he was hit with hot liquid that spewed from a tank, according to news reports.
The company has been operating with replacement workers since it locked out its highly trained 1,300 member workforce in August 2011. The locked-out workers are members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and worked at plants in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.
According to the latest report, the injured worker, who the company refused to identify, was in critical but stable condition.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Last fall, OSHA cited American Crystal for widespread,“high gravity” and “serious” safety violations, including accumulation of combustible dust and failure to lock out equipment during maintenance and repair, and proposed nearly $50,000 in penalties.
Workplace safety experts say that experienced, trained workers who have the protection of a union contract can identify hazards and push for action to correct them and prevent serious and dangerous incidents. They say replacement workers operating at American Crystal facilities may be at much greater risk because of lack of skill and experience and a fear of retaliation for raising job safety hazards.
Feeding me pain with his sugar
Ending my life with his incompetence
Killing me softly with his sugar
Killing me softly with his sugar
Ending their whole lives ... with their incompetence
Cut/Paste again and again.

Everybody that ignored your iddiotic non-point last time will not ignore it this time. No You are not Insane, Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is "Normal"!

You go Champ!

Jello Lover Too
Slewsies Cell Mate
Seattle West Insane Asylum
Bushwhacker

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 8, 2013
listen to this liberal

( highly trained 1,300 member )

what a joke -

++++++++++
Bushwhacker wrote:
A replacement worker at American Crystal Sugar Co.’s East Grand Forks, Minn., plant was seriously injured last month, suffering severe burns when he was hit with hot liquid that spewed from a tank, according to news reports.
The company has been operating with replacement workers since it locked out its highly trained 1,300 member workforce in August 2011. The locked-out workers are members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and worked at plants in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.
According to the latest report, the injured worker, who the company refused to identify, was in critical but stable condition.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Last fall, OSHA cited American Crystal for widespread,“high gravity” and “serious” safety violations, including accumulation of combustible dust and failure to lock out equipment during maintenance and repair, and proposed nearly $50,000 in penalties.
Workplace safety experts say that experienced, trained workers who have the protection of a union contract can identify hazards and push for action to correct them and prevent serious and dangerous incidents. They say replacement workers operating at American Crystal facilities may be at much greater risk because of lack of skill and experience and a fear of retaliation for raising job safety hazards.
Feeding me pain with his sugar
Ending my life with his incompetence
Killing me softly with his sugar
Killing me softly with his sugar
Ending their whole lives ... with their incompetence
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Apr 8, 2013
Look at the dishonest troll using my moniker and hating American workers...SO HAPPY, you LOST !!!
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 8, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Look at the dishonest troll using my moniker and hating American workers...SO HAPPY, you LOST !!!
Look at the dishonest troll pretending to be from Seattle and hating those smarter than him...SO HAPPY, you are a LOSER!!!
anti obiden

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 8, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Look at the dishonest troll using my moniker and hating American workers...SO HAPPY, you LOST !!!
look at this dishonest, liberal, socialst, muslim loving troll, using my moniker ? slew thinks she has a copy right on all the moniker bullsh*t names?

58 million Conservative voters did not follow a muslim off the fiscal cliff, and we are not going away. Remember to blame all things bad on barry soetoro.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 Apr 8, 2013
Look at the dishonest troll using my moniker and hating American workers...SO HAPPY, you LOST !!!
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 9, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
A replacement worker at American Crystal Sugar Co.’s East Grand Forks, Minn., plant was seriously injured last month, suffering severe burns when he was hit with hot liquid that spewed from a tank, according to news reports.
The company has been operating with replacement workers since it locked out its highly trained 1,300 member workforce in August 2011. The locked-out workers are members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and worked at plants in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.
According to the latest report, the injured worker, who the company refused to identify, was in critical but stable condition.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Last fall, OSHA cited American Crystal for widespread,“high gravity” and “serious” safety violations, including accumulation of combustible dust and failure to lock out equipment during maintenance and repair, and proposed nearly $50,000 in penalties.
Workplace safety experts say that experienced, trained workers who have the protection of a union contract can identify hazards and push for action to correct them and prevent serious and dangerous incidents. They say replacement workers operating at American Crystal facilities may be at much greater risk because of lack of skill and experience and a fear of retaliation for raising job safety hazards.
Feeding me pain with his sugar
Ending my life with his incompetence
Killing me softly with his sugar
Killing me softly with his sugar
Ending their whole lives ... with their incompetence
Interesting!

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