The state-orchestrated defeat of the year-long 1984-5 strike paved the way for the privatisation of the pension scheme. The defeat saw the mass closures of pits, the end of the UK mining industry, and the widespread impoverishment of mining communities.
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 media has blacked out the widespread opposition to the New Zealand Labour Party government’s decision to seal Pike River mine that prevents a thorough investigation and accountability for the deaths of 29 men in the 2010 disaster.
Ordeal of 39 miners trapped underground for two days at Vale facility in northern Ontario appears near end
To reach the surface, the trapped miners have had to climb two at a time up a ladder system for approximately 2,500 feet.
The miners have been trapped thousands of feet underground since Sunday morning.
Mobilize the working class to eliminate COVID-19! Attend the October 24 meeting on “How to end the pandemic!”
The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee is calling on educators, parents and all workers to attend the October 24 webinar “How to end the pandemic,” which is being hosted by the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees.
A growing strike wave of historical proportions is taking place against decades of attacks on living standards and working conditions, and we must be a part of it.
Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania educators support October 15 school strike and the fight to eradicate COVID-19!
Our committee supports the growing strike wave in the US and around the world and fully endorses the October 15 global school strike against the reckless return to in-person learning.
The recently formed John Deere Workers Rank-and-File Committee is calling for a strategy to expand the strike, provide workers with the necessary resources, and prevent another sellout by the UAW.