The Desert Lockout: Miners Continue Street Actions, as Negotiations Restart (Slideshow)

By Rose Arrieta, In These Times, November 2010
Filed under: Video, Audio

BORON, CALIF.—It’s 6:15 a.m. and cars and trucks are coming down the long stretch of desert road to the main gate at the Rio Tinto/Borax facility. Soon, scores of vans and buses filled with replacement workers—what more than 500 locked-out workers call “scabs”—will be shuttled in and out of the gates. Union workers of Rio Tinto line the road, with bullhorns, shining lights at the passengers, jeering and hurling insults.

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