July 28, 2015

Sad news

It looks like the Century Aluminum plant in Ravenswood, WV is going to permanently close. In one incarnation or another, it's been around for nearly 60 years.

I also have very fond memories of one of my favorite fights back in the early 1990s, when union members won what seemed like an impossible victory after being locked out for nearly two years. At least they were able to get their jobs back for around 17 years, since they went back to work in 1992 and the plant stayed open until 2009.

I guess this is another reminder that victories (and defeats too maybe?) are impermanent.

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