For the fourth time, locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers rejected an identical contract offer from the management company. The workers are members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM).
American Crystal Sugar workers have gone 16 months without a contract.
Susan Sylvester, a Crookston, Minn., resident who has worked at the company for 37 years, told the Huffington Post:
Our families, they’ve really suffered great hardship, especially the ones with little kids....It’s a strain on marriages, it’s a strain on relationships. Sixteen months with no pay coming in....