Category: American Crystal Sugar

The President’s Report: Fighting Today to Protect our Future

Posted by BCTGM - March 13, 2014 - 2014 Convention, American Crystal Sugar, Kellogg's Lockout, President's Report, Solidarity

“The opposition from employers and their strong political representatives seems sharp and constant, and in the face of these, it is our declared purpose to maintain our unity and solidarity.”   – From the Declaration of Principles, BCTGM Constitution   Looking at these words from the BCTGM’s Declaration of Principles, it is as if those [...]

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Lockout Continues to Damage Crystal Sugar’s Bottom Line

Posted by BCTGM - December 6, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar

Fargo, ND – Locked-out members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) met with community leaders at the Holiday Inn in South Fargo, where American Crystal Sugar Company was holding its Joint Annual Meeting today, to discuss harm the over 16-month lockout of union workers is causing the company and [...]

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Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Workers Reject Latest Contract

Posted by BCTGM - December 3, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Local Union News

Jackie Tortura, AFL-CIO 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 [...]

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American Crystal Boycott Continues for Locked-Out Workers

Posted by BCTGM - November 14, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Boycotts ACS Boycott Continues in Red River Valley

Below are photos of Locked-Out American Crystal Sugar workers handing out boycott information in the Red River Valley last week.  Read more about their struggle here, and click here to sign the pledge to boycott American Crystal Sugar!  

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AFL-CIO and Working Families Launch Crystal Sugar Boycott

Posted by BCTGM - October 16, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Boycotts, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Local Union News AFL-ACSBoycott

With the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, working families throughout the country have launched a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products in response to Crystal’s Sugar 14-month lockout of 1,300 BCTGM members.  The AFL-CIO noted that the boycott will be called off if the management of Crystal Sugar, which has denied its workers the opportunity to do [...]

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