Pam K. Hartwig, Fargo, Published March 25 2013
Letter: Quit all of the whining and get back to workResponse to “ND works against working people” (Forum, March 24):
Denying Crystal Sugar striking workers unemployment benefits would be the right thing for the state to do. North Dakota shouldn’t have to fund these workers because they refused to accept what most North Dakotans would consider darn good wages and benefits, especially for those with no college degree. Yes, negotiation is a two-way street. The company made their offer more than once, but the union wanted more. So the union obviously wasn’t willing to negotiate either.
Sadly, the workers who trusted their union officials to make sound decisions are the ones who will never make up their lost wages.