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North Dakota Supreme Court Gives Locked Out Crystal Workers Unemployment Benefits

North Dakota Supreme Court Gives Locked Out Crystal Workers Unemployment Benefits

In a ruling that boils down to North Dakota taxpayers subsidizing labor disputes, the North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that American Crystal union members are entitled to unemployment benefits. Using some rather tortured linguistic acrobatics, the court’s majority somehow manages to conclude that “work stoppage dispute of any kind” somehow doesn’t mean a lockout.

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