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A jolt to the sugar battle: AFL-CIO calls on American Crystal to return to "meaningful" negotiations with locked-out workers
The head of the AFL-CIO is pledging the full weight of more than 12 million members to stand in solidarity with sugar workers who've been locked out of their jobs at American Crystal Sugar plants for nearly a year. President Richard Trumka says keeping these 1300 workers from their jobs will do long-term damage not only to the workers and their families but the entire Red River Valley.