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Published February 22, 2012, 10:18 PM

Locked out workers band together to rally

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - American Crystal Sugar employees are on what they call a Journey for Justice, showing solidarity between all union workers. They're already hours into a thousand mile road-trip to Findlay, Ohio to meet with locked out Cooper Tire workers.

American Crystal Sugar employees are on what they call a Journey for Justice, showing solidarity between all union workers. They're already hours into a thousand mile road-trip to Findlay, Ohio to meet with locked out Cooper Tire workers.

At a packed house of passionate people, locked out workers rallied as four union members from both American Crystal and Cooper Tire begin their Journey for Justice to Findlay Ohio, home of Cooper Tire. It’s their way to show solidarity.

Teresa Brown – Locked Out from Cooper Tire: "It doesn't matter if you are in this union or that union. We are all fighting corporate greed."

Locked out Crystal workers shared stories of tough times. More than 1,300 people have been locked out since August first...

Becki Jacobson – Locked Out Crystal Worker: "Crystal Sugar is a co-op. There are 3,000 growers who own it, but it's being run like a corporation."

After, the energetic crowd made its way to Crystal's headquarters, chanting and waving signs of support. American Crystal Sugar workers gathered more than 33,000 petition signatures to turn in to CEO David Berg asking him to end the lockout and resume negotiations. CEO David Berg did not come out to collect the petitions.

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