Labor News

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Today in labor history: Hawaiian workers win collective bargaining

On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.

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Workers reject sugar company demands; lockout continues

Workers at American Crystal Sugar's seven plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa rejected, by a nine to one margin in a Nov. 1 vote, the company's latest demands.

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Locked-out workers take message to Crystal Sugar’s doorstep

More than 600 locked out sugar workers and supporters rallied outside the headquarters of American Crystal Sugar August 11, demanding an end to the lockout.