The fall of a light snow and winter temperatures were not enough to cool the spirits of locked out American Crystal Sugar workers Wednesday night during a prayer vigil outside corporate offices.
The more than 100 workers and their families held candles on the darkened corner near Moorhead Center Mall as they sang, prayed for an end to the lockout and huddled together to keep warm.
By Wendy Reuer, Forum Communications Co.
, December 02, 2011
A banner sugar beet harvest has produced big profits for American Crystal Sugar Co. and big paydays for its executives. Locked-out union workers at Crystal plants say that's evidence the cooperative can afford to make a better contract offer.
No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
The original start date to the NBA season arrived Tuesday with progress still stalled in the negotiations to end the lockout. No further talks have been scheduled, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Michael Beasley rounded up some of his friends for a charity basketball game at a Minnesota high school on Friday night, hoping to bring a few smiles to the faces of some fans disillusioned by the NBA lockout.
NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.
Though Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver have insisted throughout the lockout they needed the potential for both in a new collective bargaining agreement, there was often a belief — even from players — that money mattered most.
NBA owners will lose $1 million on average for every game canceled because of the lockout, and players will lose an estimated $350 million a month. The pain, though, may be more acute for thousands of people with no seat at the bargaining table.
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