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Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Workers Plan 6-State Tour

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(credit: American Crystal Sugar Co.)

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Some locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers are joining workers in Ohio locked out by Cooper Tire on a 1,000-mile tour through six states.

About 1,300 Crystal workers have been locked out since Aug. 1 in a contract dispute. About 1,000 workers at Cooper Tire’s plant in Findlay, Ohio, were locked out Nov. 28.

The Bakery Workers and United Steelworkers unions say the “Journey for Justice” tour will start in the North Dakota city of Fargo on Wednesday. The Grand Forks Herald reports that stops are expected in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana before the tour concludes Feb. 27 in Findlay.

Rallies, fundraisers and other events are planned.

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