American Crystal protests move to directors' homes
CROOKSTON, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar workers are demonstrating at the homes of the company's directors as a lockout drags on.
Union leaders say the demonstrations will continue indefinitely. Small groups of workers have showed up at the doorsteps of directors' homes in Crookston, Ada and East Grand Forks in Minnesota and Drayton and Minto in North Dakota this week.
AFL-CIO spokesman Todd Anderson tells The Forum that demonstrating at the homes affords the directors a chance to "look a locked-out worker in the face."
About 1,300 Crystal workers have been locked out of their jobs for more than a year at facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. The company imposed the lockout after contract negotiations broke down.
Information from: The Forum