Union Workers in California Town Locked Out by Mining Giant Rio Tinto After Stalled Contract Talks

The California mining town of Boron is the site of the second-largest borax mine in the world. A labour struggle is unfolding between some 600 workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 30 and the Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto. Workers at the mine have been locked out of their workplace for nearly two months after contract negotiations with Rio Tinto hit a stalemate.
Democracy Now talks to one of the locked-out workers and a spokesman of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.  See http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/26/labor_struggle_in_boron_union_workers.