May 22, 2019 –
“Locked Out” tells the story of a group of unionized miners in the desert town of Boron, California who said NO when their employer, a giant global mining corporation, Rio Tinto, tried to slash their wages and benefits. In retaliation for refusing to accept these cuts, Rio Tinto, locked these workers out of their jobs and hired replacements from around the U.S. But the miners and their families stood strong and organized a mass support system both in the U.S. and abroad. This documentary shows what happened during a 4 month struggle between the workers and their employer.
Local union members and leaders will kick off the post-film discussion talking about the recent Stop & Shop supermarket strike and other local strikes.
Wed, May 22, 6:30–8:30pm
Forbes Library Northampton, downstairs community room