I am a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and directed/produced a 1 hour film entitled "LOCKED OUT" which is a story of how unionized (ILWU) miners in California stood up to their employer, Rio Tinto, a giant multinational mining corporation, and refused to accept wage and benefit cuts. The company then locked them out of their jobs and hired scabs to replace them. But the miners and their families fought back non-violently by organizing a massive campaign of support, and after 3 1/2 months, Rio Tinto caved in, signed a decent contract, brought the miners back to work, and let go of most of the replacement workers. This is a rare example of a successful fight against corporate greed.
To order this documentary, log onto the website: www.lockedout2010.org
To contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
We showed this documentary at our state convention and it was very well received. You don't hear of many strikes in the U.S. The outpouring of international solidarity was impressive. And the environmental angle was very good for a union audience to see, highlighting the international scale of transnational corporate abuses against both labor and the environment. The contract issues they face were very similar to the demands we faced from our employer, in a totally different industry.
Could you please tell me what state convention "LOCKED OUT" was shown at, including the date and place, so
that I can post it on my website (www.lockedout2010.org)?