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Thread: Unions representing 2,000 Asarco workers vote to strike

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    Default Unions representing 2,000 Asarco workers vote to strike

    As many as 2,000 hourly workers at Tucson-based copper producer Asarco LLC are headed to the picket lines Sunday night at five Asarco mining operations in Arizona and Texas.

    Members of the United Steelworkers and seven other unions representing Asarco workers voted overwhelmingly to go on strike during meetings last week, the Steelworkers said Friday.
    Steelworkers District 12 Director Robert LaVenture said Asarco’s final, four-year contract proposal “insulted union members at all of the facilities” by including no wage increase for nearly two-thirds of workers, freezing the existing pension plan, and more than doubling the out-of-pocket contribution individual workers now pay for health care.

    “Working 12-hour shifts in an open-pit mine, smelter or refinery is difficult and dangerous, and Asarco employees have not had a wage increase in 10 years,” LaVenture said. “These workers deserve a contract that reflects their contributions.”
    https://tucson.com/news/local/unions...677eebeb2.html
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    Default Re: Unions representing 2,000 Asarco workers vote to strike

    Local 104 Asarco Teamsters on Strike

    (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 has been served on the company.

    "I came from the Mission Complex and now I am their business agent representing my brothers and sisters at Asarco. I know first-hand how horrible the working conditions are and how unsettling it is sitting on the negotiation committee when the company will not bargain. I will stand with my brothers and sisters to ensure a fair contract," said Business Agent Kevin Hampton.

    The 138 Teamsters members work in mining at the Mission Complex located in Sahuarita, Arizona. Locations that will be included in this strike are: Silver Bell, Mission Complex, Hayden Complex, Ray Mine and Armarillo, TX with a total of 2,000 workers. The unions involved are: USW (United Steelworkers), IBEW (Electricians), IAM (International Associations of Machinists), UAW (United Automobile Workers), IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers), Boilermakers (International of Boilermakers) and Teamsters Local 104 (International Brotherhood of Teamsters).
    https://teamster.org/news/2019/10/lo...amsters-strike
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    Default Re: Unions representing 2,000 Asarco workers vote to strike

    Another article on this story. This strike involves both teamsters and USW's as well as several other unions.

    Tucson: Copper miners on strike in Arizona

    USW District 12 Director, Bob LeVenture, called ASARCO’s four year contract offer “an insult to union members by including no wage increase for two thirds of the workers, freezing existing pension plans, and more than doubling out of pocket contributions individual workers already pay for health care.” LeVenture pointed out that most workers haven’t had a raise in years, but have sacrificed to sustain the company during the last economic downturn and now deserve a fair contract.
    ASARCO is a subsidiary of predator Corporate giant Grupo Mexico, which also owns mines in Mexico and South America, as well as rail roads and others industries. Grupo is also a notorious polluter found responsible by the Environmental Protection Agency for environmental contamination at 20 U.S. Superfund sites. In 2014 a Grupo owned mine in Cananea, Mexico was responsible for spilling millions of gallons of a sulfuric Acid solution into the Sonora River poisoning the drinking water of people and their livestock and farms for 150 miles, Mexico’s worst ever environmental disaster.
    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...ke-in-arizona/
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    Default US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise

    Two thousand workers have been on strike for a week at four Asarco copper facilities in Arizona, and one in Texas, after rejecting a four-year contract that would see no pay rise for most.

    On 11 October, workers voted 77 per cent in favour of strike action at Asarco after rejecting the company’s “last, best and final” four-year contract offer, which includes no wage increase for nearly two-thirds of workers, freezes the existing pension plan, and more than doubles the out-of-pocket contribution workers pay for health care.

    Asarco, originally founded in 1888, is now a subsidiary of Grupo México. Workers are striking at the Mission, Silver Bell and Ray open pit copper mines in Arizona, a smelter in Hayden, Arizona, and a refinery in Amarillo, Texas.

    The company emerged from bankruptcy in 2009, and workers made sacrifices during the downturn to sustain the company. They have seen no pay rise for ten years, and the company has attempted to renege on paying bonuses linked to the copper price that it owes to workers. Read more....
    US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise | IndustriALL

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    Asarco Agrees To Pay Union Workers $10 Million
    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 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower court ruling upholding payment of the bonuses.

    According to the United Steelworkers, Asarco’s lawyers sent an email to their lawyers promising payment. The payments will include interest and cover bonuses from the third quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2015.

    The union says Asarco has promised to begin making the payments Nov. 6. To check out the full release, you can find it on the
    https://kjzz.org/content/1282811/asa...ers-10-million
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