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A "Journey for Justice" to draw attention to the lockouts at Cooper Tire Co. in Findlay, Ohio, and American Crystal Sugar in the Red River Valley may turn into a partial celebration as the Steelworkers announced a tentative agreement with Cooper Tire.
The Bisons of North Dakota State University may have beat their hometown team, San Houston State, for the NCAA Division 1 Championship, but Texans showed that some issues transcend even a fierce football rivalry.
Locked out members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union gathered at the Holiday Inn in South Fargo where American Crystal Sugar Company was holding its annual meeting Thursday to question the company's motivation in locking them out four months ago.
The already strained relationship between management of American Crystal Sugar Company and its 1,300 locked-out workers was dealt another serious blow when recordings of anti-worker statements by President and CEO Dave Berg were made public this week.