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


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”

Workers Memorial Day (April 28th)

Crossposted from Working America’s Main Street blog. Read a statement from Pres. McEntee here.

It’s Workers Memorial Day — a time to honor, or at least stop and think about, the workers who have lost their lives on the job. While the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has greatly decreased the number of workplace deaths and injuries in the 40 years since it was passed, there are still too many.

Big explosions and disasters draw headlines and attention, but many more workers lose their lives in ways that don’t get widespread notice — but are no less painful for their families and friends. Continue reading “Workers Memorial Day (April 28th)”

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