Standing up for striking silver miners: ILWU members from Northwest locals have been supporting a difficult strike by Idaho silver miners that began last March Idaho’s “Silver Valley” may sound romantic, but hundreds of miners who work deep inside the region’s deep, hot and dangerous hard-rock silver mines were forced out on strike last March […]
On Friday April 16, International Longshore & Warehouse Union members in Vancouver, BC, Canada gathered on the sidewalks in front of the British Consulate in support of the miners of the Rio Tinto borax mine in Boron, California. Rio Tinto, the second largest mining company in the world, has locked out nearly 600 of its […]
Locked out Rio Tinto miners from Boron California 2010 “Troublemakers Makers” award at Labor Notes national conference in Dearborn. The miners are members of ILWU Local 30. Video Rating: 5 / 5
California Borax miners march to company gate to demand the right to work.
Two locked out ILWU Local 30 Rio Tinto miners from Boron, California attended a rally on 4/16/2010 at the British Consulate in San Francisco. Tom Owens and Trinidad Esquival spoke about why they were locked out and the fight to win their struggle. Also go to: The Class Struggle And The ILWU Local 30 Rio […]
Went up to Boron, CA in the high desert to demonstrate solidarity with the locked out miners at Rio Tinto’s borax mines in Boron. The local union there, ILWU 30, has been faced with a company that wants to use this recession as a way to undo seniority and other gains by the workers. Video […]