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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:34 AM

Christmas Comes on 18 Wheels for Locked-Out American Crystal Sugar Families




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It could have been a pretty bleak and hungry holiday season for the families of the 1,300 American Crystal Sugar workers who have been locked out of their jobs since August 2011. But thanks to the combined efforts of the unions of the St. Paul (Minn.) Regional Labor Federation and the American Income Life Insurance Co., there’ll be presents under the trees and food in the pantries.

Volunteers from Operation Christmas Solidarity collected the toys and food and then loaded them on 18-wheelers provided by Laborers (LIUNA) Local 563 and Teamsters (IBT) Local 120. Then, making like diesel-powered Santa Clauses, they hit the road with their trucks full of goodies.

Their North Dakota stops were in Fargo, Grand Forks, Hillsboro and Drayton, and they delivered food and toys to locked-out families in Crookston, Minn.

The locked-out workers are members Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM).
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http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Community-Services/Christmas-Comes-on-18-Wheels-for-Locked-Out-American-Crystal-Sugar-Families

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Teamster Jeff Dec 2012 OP
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #1
classof56 Dec 2012 #4
Orrex Dec 2012 #2
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #3
jwirr Dec 2012 #5

Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:41 AM

1. Hurray for Operation Christmas Solidarity!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:14 PM

4. Agreed! And thank you for posting this lovely visual.

Calms my spirit to watch it!

Blessings.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. More strong-arm tactics from brutish Union thugs, I see

You can tell why Conservatives excoriate these vile organizations with every breath.



K/R!

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. It is time to end the lock out


The co-op could end it today.

K&R for Santa's helpers.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:24 PM

5. Glad to see this. One of the best Christmas my family had was when the union stepped in to help.

Union people are some of the most caring people I have known.

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