A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: Illegal string offset 'set_all_segments'

Filename: extensions/ext.low_seg2cat.php

Line Number: 134

MN2020 - VIDEO: A Sugar Company’s Bitter Stance
Archive Hosted by the AFL-CIO

VIDEO: A Sugar Company’s Bitter Stance

August 02, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

This week marks a full year for American Crystal Sugar's locked out workers in Northwest Minnesota and North Dakota. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) says American Crystal Sugar Corp. is not offering them a fair contract. Workers say the company wants to end labor agreements and protections that have benefited workers and management for generations.

This dark anniversary further marks the Midwest as a battleground in the national fight for workers' rights and middle class prosperity.

Macalester College history professor Peter Rachleff says this labor dispute demonstrates growing corporate greed, where companies look to move instability and business risks "away from the bastions of wealth and power" onto the backs of middle class workers.



Photo credit: Wes Peck, creative commons

Thanks for participating! Commenting on this conversation is now closed.