Forum staff reports, Published January 07 2014
Top American Crystal exec, lead lockout negotiator resigns
A message left for Talley on Tuesday afternoon was not immediately returned.
The company acknowledged Talley’s resignation in a brief written statement that read in part:
“Talley has served American Crystal extremely well for the nearly 20 years that he has worked for the company. American Crystal wishes him well in his future pursuits.”
A spokesman for the Moorhead-based sugar processing company said American Crystal would have no further comment, as Talley’s resignation was a personnel matter.
Talley was American Crystal’s top negotiator during a lockout of union members that lasted from August 2011 until May 2013.
Messages left with union officials seeking comment on Talley’s resignation were not immediately returned.