Issue 12: April 28, 2020

Unity and Solidarity Spark Creativity During Pandemic 

Organized labor is leading the way when it comes to protecting workers, our families and communities during the ongoing pandemic. 

Union members on strike against unfair labor practices at five ASARCO facilities in Arizona and Texas are getting creative, following public health guidelines and setting a good example for others—while continuing to send the loud and clear message to management that we are united for a fair contract. 

On April 24, 2020, striking workers and their families from the Copper Basin enjoyed a drive-in movie double feature hosted by USW Locals 886 and 915. 

Back-to-back movies were projected onto the water tank behind the union hall and everyone was able to get freshly-made popcorn without leaving their cars. 

USW Locals 886 and 915 (107 Hammond Drive, Kearny, Ariz.) will host another movie night at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. 

On April 26th, the unions at the Mission mine staged a drive-in picket during evening shift change. 

Dozens of striking workers and supporters from Tucson Jobs with Justice and PALF converged on Pima Mine Road and placed signs in and outside their vehicles.

Regular picketing has been suspended at Mission due to the pandemic, so Sunday night’s action maintained a safe distance while drawing a large group to make it clear to Asarco that our struggle for justice is still going strong! 

Solidarity is our strength! 

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