Asarco strike

Sánchez had come to Amarillo before to extend solidarity to the United Steelworkers locked in a bitter nine-month strike against Asarco copper mine bosses here and in Arizona in 2019-20. Like he did then, Sánchez explained the importance of union fights going on today. The fight for a union at Amazon in Alabama is an example of what. Unions Offer to Return to Work at ASARCO, End Nine-Month Strike. PITTSBURGH, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the unions representing almost 2,000 workers. The strike began last October after Asarco bosses refused further negotiations over their last, best and final offer. They insisted a 10-year-long wage freeze would be extended for most workers in the new contract, health care premiums would be doubled or tripled, and the ability of the union to represent miners on the job would be curtailed

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The United Steelworkers (USW) union has called for strike action at five copper facilities in the states of Arizona and Texas owned by ASARCO, a subsidiary of international mining firm Grupo Mexico, which includes a 72,000 ton per year copper smelter and a 250,000 ton per day open pit mine, both in Arizona. Close to 2,000 workers have been away. Jonathan Rosenblum, a longtime labor lawyer who wrote a book about the landmark Phelps Dodge strike in Arizona in 1983, said the Asarco strike may be an example of the breakdown in trust between. Angela Ramirez, Manager of the General Kearny Inn in Kearny, Arizona, talks about how the strike with ASARCO mining company is destroying their community Grupo Mexico ranks among the most important companies in Mexico, Peru, and the US, and it is one of the major copper producers in the world Roberts is one of about 150 United Steelworkers (USW) members on strike from the Amarillo copper refinery, which is owned by Tucson-based Asarco LLC. More than 1,500 additional workers are on.

Unions Offer to Return to Work at ASARCO, End Nine-Month

SAHUARITA, Ariz. — Some 1,700 copper workers on strike at Asarco's five complexes in Arizona and Amarillo, Texas, since Oct. 13 are fighting naked union busting by the bosses. They deserve the support and solidarity of workers everywhere. Worker-correspondents for the Militant from Los Angeles visited the picket lines in Arizona Nov. 11 and 12 The strike began Oct. 13 when workers rejected a best and final contract from Asarco that the union said froze wages, raised health care costs to workers and cut into pensions and bonuses. The crusher building sits idle at the Asarco complex in Hayden, Arizona. A haul road at the Asarco Ray Mine sees little to no traffic after roughly 800 workers walked out on strike in October of. Asarco just recently finished refurbishing the smelter, spending $229 million. In a conference call with its investors a couple weeks into the strike, Grupo Mexico said it planned to get production up to 100% at the Mission Mine by the end of the year and restart at the Ray mill by January

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ASARCO LLC ANNOUNCES END TO STRIKE Tucson, Arizona - ASARCO LLC is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with its labor unions to end the strike that began on July 2, 2005. The agreement, signed last evening, is an extension of the existing collective bargaining agreements effective throug 2,000 Asarco miners in Arizona and Texas head into third month of strike over low pay, healthcare costs and poor working conditions Asarco miners, who have not received pay increase in 10 years.

The Asarco unions went on strike Oct. 13 after rejecting the company's final contract offer, which the unions said included no wage increase for nearly two-thirds of workers. Close On strike for 11 weeks against Asarco LLC, the miners have shown great determination in the face of a virtual blackout by the mainstream media and pro-corporate unions

Tucson-based Asarco rehiring some former strikers, unions

  1. e strike is entering its second week today and with no end in sight, supporters are doing what they can to support the impacted families, including holding resource fairs
  2. es and refineries in Arizona and Texas entered its 12 th week Dec. 29 with no new contract talks scheduled. Asarco, the Tucson-based subsidiary of the Mexican conglomerate Grupo México, has instead been using strikebreakers—which could violate the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement approved by the.
  3. ASARCO workers on strike held a press conference today
Two weeks into strike against Asarco, contract talks at a

The strike by Asarco copper miners in the US is part of a growing movement that includes miners and key sections of transport, service and industrial workers across the globe TUCSON, Ariz. — Teamsters, steelworkers and many other unions took their fight to ASARCO company headquarters in Tucson Monday as the strike enters its sixth week. ASARCO workers have been off.

After bitter 9-month strike, Asarco miners keep up fight

Tucson-based Asarco facing new charges over post-strike

  1. PITTSBURGH, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the unions representing almost 2,000 workers on strike against ASARCO's unfair labor practices at five copper.
  2. er strike in Arizona and Texas in danger. Nearly 2,000 copper
  3. es, smelter and refineries in the Southwest have returned to work, defeating the bankrupt company's threat to void labor contracts and impose massive wage and benefit cuts
  4. More than 1,700 employees from seven labor unions went on strike against Asarco and Grupo Mexico on Oct. 13. Picketing is underway at Asarco sites in Hayden, Kearny, Marana and Sahuarita, and at.
  5. es in Arizona and Texas
  6. COVID-19 has shut down almost everything, including some picket lines. But it hasn't shut down our solidarity with the hundreds of our siblings that have bee..

Failing a settlement of the Asarco strike, the first complaint under the new NAFTA's labor chapter might seek sanctions on products made in the United States by a Mexican company. The new labor chapter is a significant advance from the original NAFTA labor accord. But with strikebreakers now making Asarco products, lawmakers should insist. The strike is the latest in years of fights between Asarco and its unions since a 2011 contract lowered pensions for workers and cut new employees out of copper bonuses, or extra funds based on the price of copper. Court records say the bonuses could be worth up to $8,000 a year per worker

For almost 4 months, ASARCO workers have been holding signs and taking shifts picketing around the clock. According to the United Steelworkers, about 2,000 hourly workers at five ASARCO, LLC locations in Arizona and Texas voted to strike instead of accepting the Grupo México's last, best and final offer. Working 12-hour shifts in an. Almost 2,000 members of eight international unions have been on strike at five copper mining and processing facilities in Arizona and Texas since Oct. 13, 2019. In the complaint, the NLRB outlines ASARCO management's overall failure to bargain in good faith with the unions representing its employees, both before and during the ongoing dispute TUCSON, Ariz. - Dozens of ASARCO Teamsters started a strike Sunday night over work conditions, benefits and pay. According to statement from Teamsters Local 104, 138 members started a strike at 11. Union leaders say the close to 1,800 striking Asarco workers in Arizona and Texas remain strong as the strike entered its fourth month Monday, with little hope of a settlement in sight

upLynk Cli Asarco is a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, which claims to be the fourth-largest producer of copper in the world. The company's website said its U.S. operations produce 350 million to 400 million pounds of copper annually. The strike is the latest in years of struggles for the company, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2009, according to its website Sahuarita, Ariz. -- The strike against ASARCO reaches its 90th day. Congressman Grijalva and other legislators joined ASARCO workers on the picket line as a sign of solidarity

Members from United Steelworkers, the union representing ASARCO employees in the strike say they were in Washington D.C. last week to try and gain national support when it comes to negotiating a. (TUCSON, Ariz.) - There are 138 members represented by Teamsters Local 104 who are on strike as of 11:00 p.m. MST in Tucson, Arizona, on October 13. The unions involved held a strike authorization vote last week, with the result of 77 percent in favor of striking Asarco. ULP's have been filed and the extension that the workers have been under since December 2018 has been cancelled and notice. USW ASARCO Strike. More than 2,000 union members who work in Asarco's copper mines, smelter and refinery have been in tough bargaining since their contract expired in June 2013. They are spread across five locations in Arizona and Texas and are represented by eight different unions USW members authorize strike against Asarco. Louisville, Kentucky — Union workers at Asarco LLC's copper operations in the US Southwest have authorized their bargaining committee to strike the Grupo Mexico subsidiary if ongoing contract talks prove unsuccessful, a United Steelworkers spokesman said Wednesday The strike of 1,800 Asarco mineworkers across Arizona and Texas has entered its second week. The company has stopped operations at its mines in Hayden, Arizona and Amarillo, Texas

If you stand on the corner of Pima Mine Road near ASARCO's Mission Mine at sunset, you might feel a chilly breeze sweep across the desert. You'll also smell a grill and hear the chants of ASARCO miners on strike as scabs cross their picket line for the evening shift change. On October 13, 2,000 workers walked out at the company's five copper mines and smelters, four in Arizon Tucson, AZ -Despite the closure of the physical presence of picket lines due to COVID-19, the eight unions representing nearly 2000 workers on strike at five Asarco facilities in Texas and Arizona remain One day longer, one day stronger against the abusive global copper giant August 31, 2018. During the 1983-86 copper miners' strike against Phelps-Dodge, Anna Ochoa O'Leary served as one of the presidents of the Morenci Miner's Women's Auxiliary, an organization of women historically dedicated to support efforts of striking copper miners. She resigned that position when the strike ended and resumed her studies at the University of Arizona, where she is now.

This is a national strike, said Hoffa. Justice here means justice everywhere! Teamsters is just one of seven unions involved in the ASARCO strike. More than 1,700 workers are currently on the picket lines in Arizona and Texas. Schumann says negotiations with ASARCO went quiet mid-November Contact: Tony Montana - (412) 562-2592; tmontana@usw.org Tucson, Ariz. - The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that about 2,000 hourly workers at five ASARCO LLC, locations in Arizona and Texas voted overwhelmingly to strike against unfair labor practices rather than to accept the Grupo México subsidiary's so-called last, best and final offer The strike is the latest in years of fights between Asarco and its unions since a 2011 contract lowered pensions for workers and cut new employees out of copper bonuses, or extra funds based. Unions Fighting Inequality at Asarco Strike a Major Blow. The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the unions which represent more than 2,000 hourly workers at five Asarco locations in Arizona and Texas won a multimillion dollar arbitration award for hundreds of employees more. Dec 10, 2014 Sherwin Refuses to End Lockou

Asarco issued a statement indicating it was disappointed with the decision to strike, which it said involved seven of its eight unions. The company said it continues to negotiate in good faith and. TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - There are no new talks scheduled to resolve the 71-day-old strike against Asarco copper. With no light at the end of the tunnel, it has become imperative for the unions to assist their 1700 members with Christmas for a variety of purposes, not the least of which is to keep morale high - It is day two in the Asarco copper mine strike. On Tuesday morning, workers are back on the picket line, staged near Interstate 19 and Pima Mine Road. They walked off the job late Sunday night ASARCO LLC Announces End to Strike. ASARCO Will Employ Replacement Workers to Increase Copper Production, Ensure Long-Term Viability in Face of Union Response. Union Rejects ASARCO Offer, Refuses to Schedule Further Negotiations, Timeline as of September 12, 200 Telephone: 520-356-7811 Fax: 520-356-3802 Address: P.O. Box 8, Hayden, AZ 85135-1001 27809 N. Mineral Creek Road, Kearny, AZ 85137. Location: The Ray Operations is located 18 miles to the west of the Hayden Operations. The Hayden Operations and General Administrative Offices are located 70 miles northeast of Tucson

Asarco, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, claims to be the fourth-largest copper producer in the world, producing 350 million to 400 million pounds of copper annually. The current strike is the latest. The strike came the same week that the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings that said Asarco owed its workers millions in bonuses that the company said workers lost as part of a 2011.

ASARCO ends nine-month strike after workers offer to go

Bova says this strike is notable because it's gone on so long. This is just a very intractable dispute, he says. Fifteen-hundred ASARCO workers in Arizona are also striking. Bova says the company wants to cut costs at the same time the union is asking for raises. ASARCO workers haven't had a raise in almost 11 years WASHINGTON - Two weeks into their strike against Asarco, union officials said negotiations with the copper mining, smelting and refining company remain at a standstill and workers are starting to feel the pinch. Members across several unions voted Oct. 11 to strike against company plants in Arizona in Texas after rejecting the company's. Workers voted to strike after receiving ASARCO's latest contract offer, which includes no wage increase for nearly two-thirds of workers, no pension increases for workers hired before July 2011 and more than doubles the out-of-pocket contribution individual workers already pay for healthcare. Workers have not had a wage increase for 10 years The ASARCO strike is entering its eighth week as employees work the picket lines instead of the mine. But strikers are still optimistic they'll reach a deal, workers have been fighting for themselves and their families in Tucson but as they gain more support locally. This fight is starting to turn into something more

After nine-month strike, Asarco workers offer to return to

The ULP strike against ASARCO is hurting our families and our communities. We want to bargain in good faith for a fair contract to resolve the labor dispute so that we can return to our jobs and resume production. Knowing you support us means the world in these tough times, and helps our siblings stick together as we fight for the respect we. The strike includes more than 1,700 workers at five Asarco facilities in Texas and southern Arizona that include copper mining, smelting and refining operations. Union officials said strikers have manned picket lines around the clock at those facilities Unions representing about 2,000 workers on a nine-month strike have offered to return to work at Asarco LLC, a Grupo Mexico subsidiary, ending a labor dispute, the United Steelworkers said Monday

(PHOENIX) - Busloads of striking mine workers rallied at the opening day of the Arizona Legislature today to call on Gov. Doug Ducey, state legislators, and the Arizona congressional delegation to intervene in the ongoing unfair labor practice strike at Asarco, the Arizona-based mining subsidiary of the giant Mexican conglomerate Grupo Mexico. The striking workers were joined by several. The Asarco unions are seeking a ruling that its strike was prompted by unfair labor practices, which would entitle strikers to get their jobs back. Asarco, owned by Mexico-based Grupo Mexico, contends the walkout was an economic strike seeking higher pay and benefits, which allowed the company to hire replacement workers

ASARCO workers still on strike despite leaving strike line

For more than seven months, ASARCO workers and members of the United Steelworkers, have been out of a job, striking against what they say are unfair labor practices on ASARCO's end IAM Local 519 - Strike Contribution and Family Go Fund Me Request. From TCU President Bob Scardelletti: On October 13, 2019, 36 members of IAM Local 519 working for ASARCO, went on strike against a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, in the small mining towns of Kearny and Hayden in Arizona. Click here to read the letter from Lodge 519 President Paul. The strike is in response to the bad faith bargaining of Asarco's Mexico-based management and its violations of U.S. federal labor laws. Asarco has refused to grant basic wage increases to employees for the past 10 years and has illegally imposed other draconian takeaway demands, including more than doubling workers' health care. Teamsters Local Union 104 weigh options to thin ASARCO strike picket lines amid COVID-19 outbreak. In this file photo, ASARCO mine employees hold up two signs in a picket line near Tucson, Ariz. Workers are striking against the company for better treatment. (Source: KOLD News 13) TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - ASARCO strikers have spent more.

The United Steelworkers union said ASARCO employees in Arizona and New Mexico would return to work after the NLRB determined it would prosecute the company for alleged unfair labor practices. The workers had been on strike since October, arguing that the Arizona-based company, a subsidiary of Mexican mining corporation Grupo México, was. The workers at ASARCO, in Arizona and Texas, have been out on strike for close to four months. Represented by United Steelworkers local 937 and local 5613, they have been resisting an employer's onslaught bravely, and largely by relying on their own resources, fortitude, and conviction For months, USW members have been out of work after they were forced on an Unfair Labor Practice strike against ASARCO. The workers are fighting to secure fair contracts that will protect the health and safety of workers and communities. They've been going without pay, health care and need your help. Your donation will help support these brave workers and their families as they stand up to. On December 2, 2019 ASARCO illegally implemented the last, best and final to the workers at all the locations currently on strike. ASARCO is a subsidiary of corporate giant Grupo Mexico, the.

Frozen pay and frosty relations: ASARCO's copper mine strike

Around 2,000 workers from ASARCO voted for strike action on Friday October 11th, potentially disrupting production at five sites in the USA across the states of Arizona and Texas. ASARCO is a subsidiary of the Mexican conglomerate Grupo Mexico, the third largest copper mining company in the world and the largest mining company in Mexico ASARCO employees, represented by the United Steelworkers Union and Teamsters 104, voted to start strikes on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 p.m. A handful of other unions representing ASARCO workers are doing the same. The strike affects employees in the Mission Complex, Silver Bell, Hayden Complex, Ray Mine and those in Amarillo, Texas Asarco did not respond to calls for a comment on the strike. But Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, who joined other lawmakers on the picket line Saturday in Tucson, said that, Instead of valuing their workers and providing them with living wages and benefits, ASARCO is treating them as expendable Tucson, AZ - On day 77 of the Asarco strike of 2000 workers from eight different unions, Teamster International President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. came by to voice his solidarity. We are with you! shouted Hoffa in front of the long tables where dozens of strikers and their families ate together on Sunday, December 29

Food banks helping striking Asarco mine workers; resource

No end in sight for Asarco copper strike, but critical

ASARCO Workers Fight for their Families' Futures October 30, 2019. As 2,000 ASARCO workers go into the third week of their strike, Torres Consulting & Law Group continues to monitor the impact this strike is having on the workers, their families, and the close-knit mining communities throughout Southeastern Arizona USW News: Unions Fighting Inequality at Asarco Strike Major Blow -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the unions which represent more than 2,000 hourly workers at five Asarco locations in Arizona and Texas won a multimillion dollar arbitration award for hundreds of employees that the company has refused to pay collectively bargained.

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Terrazas: After ten years without a raise, and four years without a new contract, our members voted overwhelmingly to strike. Day 1 began at midnight on October 13 and only after a full month of shutting down the majority of production did Asarco decide to come to the table on November 14. They did not bring a new proposal, nor change their stance Teamsters And Allied Unions on Strike at ASARCO Mine 2019.11.16 Members of seven international unions, which include the USW, IBEW, IAM, UA, IUOE, and the Boilermakers, have been on an unfair labor practice strike since Oct. 13, when workers rejected the Grupo Mexico subsidiary's so-called last, best and final offer, and struck in. The Tucson-based mining company Asarco has agreed to pay union workers about $10 million in disputed copper price bonuses.Workers have been on strike after walking off the job in mid-October.Asarco had been fighting the past several years against paying the bonuses but ultimately lost the battle last month.The Arizona Daily Star reported that Asarco was forced to pay after th Asarco and Grupo Mexico couldn't immediately be reached for comment. The strike was in place at five copper mining and processing facilities in Arizona and Texas, the USW said. The best strategy for the most bargaining leverage is to end the current strike and make an unconditional offer to return to work, USW District 12 Director Gaylan.

Asarco, striking workers set to resume contract talks inCopper strikers fight Asarco union busting – The Militant2020 Asarco Strike and Tucson MLK March | FlickrArizona steelworkers continue strike despite COVID-19Copper: Grupo Mexico’s ASARCO workers vote for strike

ASARCO strike continues, now with a rally and props. By Allisa Miller. Updated: Nov. 6, 2019 at 4:18 PM CST AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - ASARCO workers are now a month into striking, making it four. SAHUARITA, Ariz. - Five months ago, ASARCO miners went on strike. Workers have been protesting for more pay and better benefits. The ASARCO employees say they have not seen a raise in 10 years and. ASARCO Teamsters started a strike October 13 over work conditions, benefits and pay. The strike initiated after 77 percent of the workers voted in favor of the measure For almost 100 days, nearly 2,000 mine workers in Arizona and Texas, represented by the Teamsters, USW, IBEW, IAM, UA, IUOE and the Boilermakers, have been on strike to demand that Asarco stop. TUCSON (AP) — The strike by 1,500 union workers at six Asarco copper-mining facilities, five of them in Arizona, is over unfair labor practices and not contract disputes, union members say Hundreds of workers on strike gathered outside the Williams center where there are some ASARCO offices. Tthey held up signs and chanted, hoping to send a message

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