Energy March to Quebec City (La Marche de l’énergie)

Twenty USW 9490 members departed from Alma, Quebec on May 1, 2012 to do a 209 kilometres relay on foot to reach the steps of the National Assembly in Quebec City to deliver a petition to Quebec legislators.

Solidarity in Alma: The Wife Piquetage!

On Saturday, April 21, 200 women (wives, friends, sisters, mothers, daughters of locked-out USW 9490 members) joined the locked-out RTA workers to show their support and solidarity, wearing special pink t-shirts designed for the occasion.

Rio TInto Global Unions Strategy Session

Unions from around the world, representing members working at worldwide conglomerate Rio Tinto operations, share strategies.

ICEM and IMF Meeting in Alma, Quebec

Unionists from around the world, including representatives of Rio Tinto unions from Australia, Africa, Europe and North America and leaders of the ICEM and IMF met in Alma, Quebec, in advance of the March 31 massive rally in support of locked-out Rio Tinto workers.

Massive Rally in Alma, Quebec Supporting Locked-Out Rio Tinto Workers

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Alma in Lac Saint-Jean to demand an end to the lock out and to fight for the preservation of jobs at the Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) smelter.


Mineworkers in Turkey Support Quebec Steelworkers

Members of the Mineworkers' Union of Turkey support Steelworkers, members of USW Local 9490 in Alma, Quebec, locked out by Rio Tinto.

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Solidarity Bus Trip

A solidarity bus trip of 50 Toronto Steelworkers arrives in Alma, Quebec, to support 800 members of USW Local 9490, locked out by Rio Tinto. Photos by Stéphane Deschènes.


California Solidarity for Rio Tinto Workers

Steelworkers from USW Local 9490, locked out by Rio Tinto in Alma, Quebec, are visiting California Rio Tinto workers to share strategies.


Rio Tinto Lock-Out

Photos from the picket line in Alma, Quebec, where nearly 800 workers, members of the USW, were locked out on New Year's Day by Rio Tinto Alcan.

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