Sunday, November 25, 2012

Locked Out | A Documentary

What do you think is the real reason why the Republican party to want to do away with publicly-funded television, like PBS? I think you can figure it out for yourself after watching this documentary.

As millions of American workers are facing cuts in their pay, their pensions and their benefits, a group of unionized miners in the desert town of Boron, California said "NO" when their employer, Rio Tinto, a giant global mining corporation, 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 reveals what happened during a 4 month struggle between the workers and their employer. Locked Out is an award winning documentary film about the David & Goliath struggle of ILWU Local 30 against corporate greed. It's now playing on your local PBS station

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