ATI workers express determination to fight job and healthcare cuts and voice support for striking Volvo workers.
The global wave of miners strikes and the case for the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees
From the nickel mines of Northern Ontario and the coalfields of Alabama to the Atacama desert in Chile and the jungles of Colombia, miners of every race and nationality are engaged in an international strike wave against the world’s most powerful transnational mining corporations.
Despite numerous instances of company violence against striking miners at Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal, UMWA President Cecil Roberts has not proposed any serious action to defend the miners.
A former miner from Australia wrote: “Greed should never overshadow safety. 29 good men lost their lives at Pike River, justice should be served.”
As Vale Inco nickel miners’ walkout in Ontario prepares to enter second week, critical lessons posed by 2009-10 strike
During the 2009-10 strike, miners and smelter workers in northern Ontario showed no shortage of militancy and sacrifice in struggle but lacked a political perspective and an independent workers’ organization to lead their struggle to victory.