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The Nation

The Rev. Jesse Jackson met in Austin, Minn., with protesters who were arrested in a violent demonstration during the nearly 8-month-old strike against Geo. A. Hormel & Co. and said his meeting with a company vice president earlier in the day was fruitful. “The issue is not about jobs, confrontation and tear gas,” the civil rights leader told reporters after his jail visit with the protesters arrested Friday. “It’s about getting to work.” Jackson said he did not get any promise from the company for renewed negotiations.


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