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Vol. 75/No. 30      August 22, 2011

Leader of Roquette struggle
backs sugar workers

Buddy Howard, a member of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 48G in Keokuk, Iowa, visited picket lines in Hillsboro, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, of fellow BCTGM workers locked out by American Crystal Sugar. Howard, who is president of the Lee County Labor Council, was one of 240 workers locked out by corn-processor Roquette America between September 2010 and July 2011. He also visited two BCTGM organizing centers in North Dakota. While learning about the sugar workers fight, he shared stories about how workers in Keokuk reached out and won solidarity from working people in the region.


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