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The miners of Sudbury, Canada, one of the world’s largest nickel mining operations, have been on strike for nine months. They’re striking against the Brazilian corporation Vale, the world’s second largest mining company. After the workers rejected the company’s latest contract offer, with a greater percentage than the original strike vote, Vale has employed increasing numbers of non-union workers, or ‘scabs’. Workers are fighting to maintain their current pensions, bonuses, and seniority rights.

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