Don’t Pass the Sugar, Join the Boycott of American Crystal Sugar Products

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10/15/2012; Mike Hall

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Because of American Crystal Sugar’s continued refusal to end its 14-month lockout of more than 1,300 workers and return to the bargaining table, working families across the country today launched a boycott against American Crystal Sugar (ACS) products. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says:

Making record profits while giving working families and communities the shaft is just plain wrong. Continue reading “Don’t Pass the Sugar, Join the Boycott of American Crystal Sugar Products”

Video: Children Say American Crystal Sugar Lockout Is ‘Heartbreaking’

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Since Aug. 1, 2011, 1,300 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers have been locked out of their jobs in five sugar beet processing plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. The locked-out workers are members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM). More than 20 children and grandchildren of the locked-out workers gathered in East Grand Forks, Minn., to write letters to American Crystal Sugar CEO Dave Berg and the board about how the lockout is affecting them, their families and community.

Watch the YouTube video in the post: “AFL-CIO: Children Speak Out Against the American Crystal Sugar Company Lockout (BCTGM).” Continue reading “Video: Children Say American Crystal Sugar Lockout Is ‘Heartbreaking’”

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