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.
“Our members and their families suffered for six long months but never wavered. It began in the small town of Alma, but it became a defining labour struggle in Quebec, Canada, and around the world. Our members are walking back into the plant as heroes.” -- Marc Maltais, President, USW Local 9490 >
Rio Tinto’s lockout is an attack on working families and communities. We choose to fight to protect good jobs for future generations!