Volume 2, Issue 10: July 29, 2022

Bargaining Resumes with ASARCO

The bargaining committee for our unions and ASARCO resumed negotiations over the terms of a successor Basic Labor Agreement.

We met from July 26-28, 2022, and the parties exchanged proposals.

So far, we have achieved tentative agreement on four issues over the course of three days of talks.

Significant changes have occurred in the industry since the unions and the company last met for BLA negotiations in late 2019.

As the NLRB prepares to prosecute its consolidated complaint against ASARCO for years of unremedied unfair labor practices, your negotiating committee is optimistic that progress can and will be made.

Our labor is more valuable than ever at all five ASARCO properties, and the need to address wage erosion from inflation combined with ongoing workplace justice and dignity issues demands immediate action from management to address.

As always, we urge you to stay safe and remain strong and will keep you updated as we progress.

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