Photos from London Caterpillar rally and picket

Here are a few pho­tos I took at the rally and picket line on Sat­ur­day in Lon­don in sup­port of the locked out Caterpillar/Electro-motive work­ers (click to pop up images and for captions):

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  1. Caterpillar Lockout in London: Some Background - January 23, 2012

    […] Lock­out in Lon­don: Some Cater­pil­lar Back­ground var addthis_product = ‘wpp-262′; var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true,“data_track_addressbar”:false};if (typeof(addthis_share) == “unde­fined”){ addthis_share = [];}On Jan­u­ary 1st, 2012 Cater­pil­lar, Inc locked out 465 work­ers at Electro-Motive, its Lon­don, Ontario loco­mo­tive plant after offer­ing a con­tract that would cut work­ers’ wages & ben­e­fits by more than half (to approx­imi­ately $16.50/hr). Picket lines have been set up (photo), a long lock­out is expected, and there are indi­ca­tions that Cater­pil­lar is sim­ply using this sit­u­a­tion to both break the union (Cana­dian Auto Work­ers Local 27) and move the plant to Indi­ana (home of the pend­ing ‘Right to work’ leg­is­la­tion). On Sat­ur­day Jan­u­ary 21st, 10,000 peo­ple ral­lied in Lon­don is sup­port of the Cater­pil­lar work­ers (photos). […]

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