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Locked-out Crystal Sugar workers: CEO likens us to tumor

Published 11/30/2011, Grand Forks Herald

Union representatives of the 1,300 locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers today released audio tapes of a Nov. 7 shareholders meeting in Grafton, N.D., in which they said the speaker — identified as Crystal President and CEO Dave Berg — “likened the workers to a 21-pound cancerous tumor.” A company spokesman said that Berg “regrets using an analogy that compares our union contract to cancer,” but that the union’s statement takes his words out of context.

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