STOP the LIES and END the LOCKOUT imposed on its UNION SKILLED WORKERS!
  • Petitioned American Crystal Sugar Company and CoOp

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American Crystal Sugar Company and CoOp

STOP the LIES and END the LOCKOUT imposed on its UNION SKILLED WORKERS!

    1. Jan Bailey
    2. Petition by

      Jan Bailey

      Best City, ND

As the negotiation deadline were approaching, union employees ASKED to continue working while the union leadership and company negotiators worked in good faith together towards a fair contract WORKABLE FOR ALL. At midnight July 31/Aug.1, 2011, a white line was drawn across the street not allowing the midnight or ANY shift of union workers to come to work thus imposing the LOCKOUT with replacements already on site! We have asked for negotiations to continue conceding to much of their proposals; the company has NOT BUDGED ONCE from their "Take IT or Leave IT" offer! While families and communities still suffer, the company plasters billboards advertising our jobs and still says they are acting in good faith and want us back. NOT SO! American Crystal Sugar WAS what the UNION SKILLED workers made it! THIS IS NO LONGER SO! Profits are down, Damage is up! The madness of the LOCKOUT needs to end! The UNION SKILLED workers need to get back, doing what ONLY the UNION SKILLED workers do best and that's MAKING PROFITABLE GOOD QUALITY SALABLE SUGAR! Replacements screwed up football as they STILL daily are in ALL the sugarbeet factories! HELP END THE LOCKOUT of ACS's UNION workers!!!

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    1. And when this petition reaches a number, WE'LL REPEAT THIS PETITION AGAIN!!

      Jan Bailey
      Petition Organizer

      We'll keep going until the whole country has had a chance to hear about what is going on in the RED RIVER VALLEY and how a BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY LOCKED OUT THE PEOPLE THAT GOT THEM THERE!!!!! This is a fight for ALL MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA!!!

    2. How can American Crystal Sugar and the BOD feel proud in hurting children?!

      Jan Bailey
      Petition Organizer

      Take a moment and listen to these kids talk of THEIR feelings...It'll only take a minute.

      AFL-CIO: Children Speak Out Against the American Crystal Sugar Company Lockout (BCTGM)

      Children of locked out American Crystal Sugar Company workers gathered to write letters to CEO Dave Berg and board members about how the lockout is affecting their families and communities. For over 14 months, 1300 American Crystal Sugar Company workers have been locked out of their jobs. They are members of BCTGM.

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. American Crystal Sugar says they' re family-oriented and then lock us out?

      Jan Bailey
      Petition Organizer

      This is/was family working side by side together in good faith doing things workable for all. Why would you hurt the people that got you where you are today? The families. The kids.

      Chosen_Field.mov

      A community of sugar beet growers stretching back for generations continue to provide the world with a product rivaled by none. One of the valley's most crucial exports being generated by the some of the valley's most indispensable individuals. This is our home, our pride, our legacy. This is our Chosen Field.

    5. Who said we were going to strike? YOU, Mr. Berg? Why did you lie? Why???

      Jan Bailey
      Petition Organizer

      No reason other than PURE EVIL AND CORPORATE GREED!!!!! The company WAS the biggest sugar beet producer before this...This is NO LONGER true!!!!! The LOCK OUT was NOT necessary to do; there were NEVER any threats of striking what so ever! All lies by Crystal Sugars Execs to the Board of Directors, comparing us to a "Cancerous Tumor"

      Still Standing Strong: Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Workers

      Over four months after American Crystal Sugar locked out 1,300 workers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa, the workers still fight for their union, job security and respect.

    6. Faces of the SKILLED UNION workers American Crystal Sugar LOCKED OUT 8-1-11

      Jan Bailey
      Petition Organizer

      And LOCKING these people out was the path?

      American Crystal Sugar Company "Faces"

      Uploaded by None on 2012-03-01.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Donna Nabben GRAND FORKS, ND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because my dad worked 28 years at ACS and I worked 10 years there. Alot of work and dedication to a company who obviously doesn't care about it's workers.

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    • Norman Duffman jr. MT BLANCHARD, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was also Locked Out by corp. greed at Cooper tire and rubber co. in Findlay Oh. Lock outs must stop. Think of the American working Familys who make these companys billions. ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

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    • Jimmy Hoffa MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Keep up the fight and stay strong! Don't forget, the country is watching you. It's up to you to ensure that companies continue to struggle with labor costs! By walking out you have really sent a message that conveys your lack of logic and reasoning. Remember, you're not petitioning for your right to work, but rather the union boss' fat payday. Meanwhile, while honest workers continue to go to work, your lack of econ 101 knowledge really puts you and your cronies in an unfavorable limelight. I hope you're satisfied representing the true nature of greed and laziness. Congrats on being taken advantage of!

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    • Jimmy Hoffa MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Keep up the fight and stay strong! Don't forget, the country is watching you. It's up to you to ensure that companies continue to struggle with labor costs! By walking out you have really sent a message that conveys your lack of logic and reasoning. Remember, you're not petitioning for your right to work, but rather the union boss' fat payday. Meanwhile, while honest workers continue to go to work, your lack of econ 101 knowledge really puts you and your cronies in an unfavorable limelight. I hope you're satisfied representing the true nature of greed and laziness. Congrats on being taken advantage of!

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    • J A GREELEY, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Cause to many Americans are already out of work looking for work. Why force others out of work and add to the American problem.

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