Asarco miners end strike, look to continue to fight

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

After nearly nine months on the picket line in a bitter strike against Asarco copper and its international parent, Grupo Mexico, the United Steelworkers and six other unions representing 1,700 miners in Arizona and Texas ended their strike July 6.…


Workers fight bosses, gov’t attacks as crisis unfolds

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020

Important vanguard struggles are taking place around the world by workers fighting against efforts by the bosses to expand production and profits on our backs. From strikes by fruit packers in the Yakima Valley in Washington state, to textile workers…


‘We still got a job to do in this strike,’ Asarco miners say

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

“We’re still hanging in there — rolling with the punches,” Kevin Chiquete, chairman of United Steelworkers Local 915’s hardship committee and a diesel electric mechanic at the Ray Mine in Kearny, Arizona, told the   Militant  April 11. “We’ve still got…


Asarco strikers fight continues against bosses’ union busting

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020

“The strike lines are still up,” Alex Terrazas, United Steelworkers Local 937 union president, told the Militant by phone March 23. Terrazas, a worker at Asarco’s Mission Mine near Tucson, Arizona, was referring to the strike by 1,700 copper miners…


Back strikers’ five monthlong battle against Asarco union busting

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Five months into their strike, over 1,700 copper miners are standing up against Asarco’s union-busting drive. They’ve kept up picket lines 24/7 and reached out for solidarity and support.    The company, which has three mines — Mission, Ray and…


Asarco copper strikers face a serious fight and deserve solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

With their strike against Asarco now into its fifth month, copper workers continue to put up their picket lines 24/7 and to win solidarity in the face of the company’s blatant union busting and refusal to negotiate. “They’re fighting for…


SWP candidates tell Asarco strikers, ‘We’ll tell your story’

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
From left, Asarco strikers Reuben Barragan, Raul Duarte; SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, Leslie Dork, SWP candidate Dennis Richter at Hayden, Arizona, picket line, compare Asarco fight with 2003-05 strike that Kennedy participated in at the Co-Op coal mine in Utah.

HAYDEN, Ariz. — During a solidarity  trip Feb. 23-25, Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, discussed politics and the labor movement today with striking copper miners. She learned more about their fight against Asarco’s union-busting to share with…


‘We need a labor party, independent of the bosses’

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy speaks to meeting at Louisville apartment complex Feb. 20, hosted by resident Lamont Anthony, seated behind podium.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “We don’t say, ‘Vote for me and I’ll fix everything,’” Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, told a meeting at the Mount Lebanon of Cedars apartments community room here Feb. 20. Instead, Kennedy, running mate…


Kennedy: ‘All workers should back Asarco strike’

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020

SAHUARITA, Ariz. — “I will get out the word about your strike wherever I go. This strike is important and bringing more solidarity to bear is important. My campaign is behind you 100%,” Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for U.S. president,…