National AFL-CIO Ramps Up Campaign At American Crystal Sugar
7-26-12 (St. Paul, MN) -- National President Richard Trumka says the AFL-CIO will escalate its campaign to get a new contract for workers at American Crystal Sugar, as the lockout of 13-hundred employees approaches the one-year mark. Trumka says nothing is off the table, including advertising, lobbying lawmakers, and lobbying against the federal sugar program. As for a national boycott, Trumka says "we'll work our way to that." He says hopefully American Crystal Sugar will come back to the table and start negotiating in good faith. Executives at American Crystal Sugar were not immediately available to comment.