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Barry Nelson, Fargo, column: Crystal workers deserve unemployment benefits

Published 11/09/2011

Reality: North Dakota is short of workers. Jobs are going unfilled for lack of qualified applicants. North Dakota consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Employers complain that they cannot recruit workers. But here in North Dakota, we are seeing 1,300 hard-working and loyal workers locked out of their job. Why? Because they are unable to come to an agreement with their employer on a new labor contract.

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