The United Steelworkers (USW) and its global allies are hailing the end of Rio Tinto’s six-month lockout of aluminum smelter workers in Alma, Quebec, as a great victory for the workers and their supporters around the world.
A victory like the one at Rio Tinto in Alma, Quebec could not have been achieved without the support and solidarity of allies and partners around the world. The USW is sending out a heartfelt thank you letter to everyone who contributed to the campaign.
Despite benefitting from Quebec cheap hydroelectric power, Rio Tinto devastates the regional economy by replacing good jobs with low-wage subcontracted work.
Toronto Steelworkers travel to Alma to show their support.
Preserving jobs for the future.
Rio Tinto’s lockout is an attack on working families and communities. We choose to fight to protect good jobs for future generations!