Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class – 09/27/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH
Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
This documentary tells the David and Goliath story of how miners in Boron, California fought the Rio Tinto Group that drastically cut the workers' benefits. Rio Tinto threatened the miners in Boron--either accept their cutbacks in the new contract or find themselves locked out of work. On January 30th, 2010 the workers voted unaminously to reject the company's proposed contract and on January 31st, 2010, they were locked out of work. The workers faced financial hardships but stood strong during the 107 day lockout and beat back a multinational corporation. It further reveals Rio Tinto's egregious practices in the U.S. and around the globe--from Michigan to Australia to Bougainville. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, and the Free Press.
This screening is free.