Union Thug Threatens American Crystal With Mutual Assured Destruction
Apparently it’s more important to the union thugs to win rather than for our neighbors to have a job.
The Grand Forks Herald had a story headlined that the union sent a sternly worded letter to president of this farmer owned cooperative. The Herald has the letter available and I found it pretty hard to believe that somebody could be so arrogant.
Your company’s decision to take this outrageous action threatens this Union’s (sic) support for legislation and other public policy initiatives that are crucial to the profitability of the company and that of the farmers who produce the crops that keep your processing facilities in business. Certainly you would not expect our members to go to bat for a company that takes the profits they helped create and turns right around and declares war on them.
So what happens when a business doesn’t make any profits? Don’t the workers LOSE THEIR JOBS. This union thug is actually threatening that he’ll try to cost all of his rank and file members their jobs.
There are a lot of good people out of work because of this labor dispute. I really do hope for the best for them. But I believe what American Crystal is doing is ensuring that they are a strong profitable company for years to come. That will benefit not only the farmer/owners of the company but also the workers that this union thug purports to represent.
If any of the workers would ask my advice I’d tell them to run, not walk, away from the union and get their job back. American Crystal is a great place to work, with great pay. Even with the changes Crystal wants they’ll have very competitive benefits.
If this union thug were to get his way all of that would go away and then where would the workers get a $60,000 a year job? I’d take the 15% raise that the company offered and consider myself one of the lucky ones.
I do want to point out one thing. American Crystal is a cooperative owned by the farmers. They don’t make a profit. What they have left over after expenses goes to the farmers in payment for production of their sugar beets. Some farmers who own their land and sugar beet acreage (right to grow beets) probably do well. Other farmers probably don’t make out some years.
It’s up to the management of the company to run the company for the benefit of the farmers, many of whom need a healthy beet payment to get by.Tags: american crystal, North Dakota News, Union Thugs