We have to pay attention to the games big corporations play, the way they chip at the American worker’s ability to bargain for decent wages. I pledged to participate in the boycott outlined below.
Republicans aren’t the only ones trying to seize power by taking advantage of an economic mess they created. Around the country, corporations with record profits are using the still-sluggish job market to break union contacts by locking out workers and hiring replacements.
American Crystal Sugar (ACS) is a perfect example. For over twelve months, the CEO and board members of ACS have blocked 1,300 union workers from their jobs, even though in the year before the lockout began the company made more money than ever.
Lockouts like the one at American Crystal Sugar are not just about rolling back wages, benefits, and working conditions. This is about shifting the balance of power even more in favor of the wealthiest in our society by stripping workers of the ability to fight back. If we don’t stand against this trend together, surely we will all fall to it separately.
Labor Editor, Daily Kos
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