There is, in our view, a pressing necessity for A.E. Staley workers and supporters as well as the citizens of Decatur, Illinois to defend their internationally recognized right to organize and bargain collectively; to work and live in a safe environment; to earn a reasonable wage; to achieve reasonable employment security. These rights have been placed in jeopardy by the actions of Tate & Lyle Ltd. following the hostile takeover of the A.E. Staley corporation including a lock out of its workforce. Tate & Lyle's collusion with another locally represented corporate giant and the similar behavior of two others place the entire Decatur community in jeopardy.