El Cabrero has been a neglectful blogger these last few days but I have a bit of an excuse. I'm on a trip to Atlanta and the aged laptop I brought along seems to have forgotten that it can access wireless internet.
Still, I'd like to celebrate some good news. It looks not only like Century Aluminum in Ravenswood WV will open, but that the company has also reached an agreement with union retirees to restore health benefits.
Full disclosure: back in 1992, I had a great time supporting union workers and their families in an historic struggle that began when Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation locked out union employees. The struggle lasted close to two years and the workers finally won. It's good to see that they may well win again.