Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2010  
Contact:
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on The Rio Tinto Lockout  

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today released the following statement regarding mining company Rio Tinto’s decision to lock out employees at the company’s mine in Boron, California, after a stalemate in labor negotiations:

“I am very concerned about Rio Tinto’s decision to lock out nearly 600 workers at the company’s mine in Boron, California. Rio Tinto’s decision is hurting its hard-working employees, their families and the local community. I urge Rio Tinto to end the lockout, immediately resume contract negotiations in good faith, and seek a fair resolution that protects good jobs for California workers.”  

 

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