The union, which previously recommended a concessions-filled contract offer from Vale, has refused to say anything of substance about its ongoing talks with the highly profitable transnational conglomerate.
Alabama miners are determined to fight, but the UMWA is isolating the strike and working to defeat it.
That's why we're building independent rank-and-file committees of miners, linked with committees of autoworkers, educators, and Amazon workers, which will break the isolation imposed by the corporate-controlled unions and unite the working class.
The International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees (IWA-RFC) now includes committees of rank-and-file autoworkers, educators, Amazon workers, postal workers, and bus drivers.
If you are a rank-and-file mine worker, fill out this form now to contact us and start building a committee.
You can also text us at 205-614-9370
The strike at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat, B.C. aluminum smelter is part of a mounting wave of militant workers’ struggles involving miners, steelworkers, and other industrial workers in Canada, the US, and internationally.
The WSWS is reprinting a letter sent by UK mines rescue expert Brian Robinson to the New Zealand government’s Pike River Recovery Agency, calling for it to continue the underground investigation of the 2010 Pike River mine disaster.
A wall collapse at Immel Nyrstar zinc mine in Mascot, Tennessee on Tuesdaykilled one miner and injured two others, Immel’s second fatal incident this year and the third for Nyrstar.
The Mack-Volvo Rank and File Committee in Macungie, Pennsylvania has been formed as a body independent of the official trade union and calls on other workers to do the same in their industry.
This statement was passed unanimously at a committee meeting Tuesday, and we will fight for our demands in the weeks and months ahead to ensure that the surge of the Delta variant is fully contained.
Our committee opposes the right-wing laws recently passed by the Tennessee legislature that would withhold funding to schools where teachers “promote” class or racial antagonisms or are insufficiently “impartial” in their treatment of historical instances of such antagonisms.
Volvo workers issue statement: “Where we are, what we’ve gone through and what’s next in our struggle”
This statement was issued by Volvo workers as they begin to return to work at the New River Valley plant today, following the UAW’s betrayal of a more than month-long strike last week.