Associated Press, Published February 16 2012
Locked-out Crystal, Ohio workers plan 6-state tourFARGO (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 next Wednesday. 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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