One year ago, members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 voted 230-2 in favor of a strike.
In April 2016, an existing six-year contract between the Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. and the union expired. Both sides met several times with a federal mediator to try and move forward but came to an impasse.
Hecla is trying to cut workers’ wages and benefits despite making millions of dollars in profit.
USW Local 5114 has never seen such a brutal contract like this from Hecla.
Hundreds of families depend on the wages these miners bring home. Hecla’s unwillingness to bargain isn’t just hurting workers, it’s hurting their community.
The Silver Valley miners did a courageous thing by standing firm and demanding fair compensation for dangerous work. Now it’s our turn to stand by them!
Help us support the Silver Valley miners as they enter their second year of lost wages in the face of extreme greed!
Your donation will do directly to the Silver Valley miners and their families.
- Paul Hannum
- Stephanie Rogers
- Mark Anderlik
- Michelle Nielsen
- Rebecca Kotula
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