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

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 11, 2012. 

We wanted to share with you this moving video of children of locked out workers that illustrates the unnecessary human cost of corporate greed. American Crystal Sugar and its increasingly well-paid CEO, Dave Berg thought record profits and skyrocketing CEO pay were not enough, and instead of expressing gratitude to their workers have instead denied them the chance to work to make a living.

This video, shot at East Grand Forks, MN at the American Legion on Saturday, Sept. 22, gives the children of locked out American Crystal Sugar workers the voice that greedy CEO Dave Berg denies them.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WNf1vODet4&feature=youtu.be

A blog post about the letter writing event: http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/Locked-Out-Sugar-Workers-Kids-to-Tell-Their-Stories

Press Release announcing the AFL-CIO’s nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products: http://www.aflcio.org/Press-Room/Press-Releases/AFL-CIO-Endorses-Nationwide-Consumer-Boycott-of-American-Crystal-Sugar-in-Response-to-Crystal-Sugar-s-14-Month-Lockout

Source: aflcio.org