Support the Asarco miners strike against union busting

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

“People need to know what we are fighting for,” Alex Terrazas, a worker at the Mission Mine and president of United Steelworkers Local 937 told this Militant worker-correspondent Jan. 7. “Asarco is a multibillion dollar corporation. They’re taking from our…


Solidarity crucial in striking Asarco workers’ fight against union busting

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Members of Machinists Local 933 from Raytheon missile plant in Tucson brought donations to Asarco picket line at Mission Mine Dec. 20. Copper miners strike began Oct. 13.

“It’s about the solidarity, about everybody sticking together and staying together, outside of that it’s community support, labor organization support,” Karla Schumann, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 104, said at the picket line outside Asarco’s Mission Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona, Dec.…


Minnesota Teamsters walk out in support of UNFI strikers

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Teamsters Local 414 members, who struck United Natural Foods plant in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, picket at company’s Hopkins, Minnesota, plant Dec. 17, winning support from workers there.

HOPKINS, Minn. — Seven hundred members of Teamsters Local 120 walked out here Dec. 17 at United Natural Foods Inc., the largest organic grocery distributor in North America. The workers were supporting Teamsters Local 414 members who had set up…


Solidarity with the Asarco copper workers fight against union busting!

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019
Dec. 16 protest outside Asarco headquarters in Tucson. Striking unionists need and deserve solidarity in the face of the copper bosses’ determined drive to destroy their union.

TUCSON, Arizona — Some 100 Asarco copper workers and their supporters rallied and picketed the company’s national headquarters here Dec. 16. They chanted, “What do we want? Fair contract!” and “Stand up, fight back!” as passing drivers honked in support.…


Strikers hang tough in battle against Asarco

Solidarity crucial in fight against union busting
Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
Copper workers on strike against assault by Asarco bosses picket Ray Mine in Arizona Dec. 9.

KEARNY, Ariz. — “This strike is about whether they can take away what earlier generations have fought for,” retired Asarco miner Susan Miller-Middaugh told these Militant worker-correspondents outside an IGA grocery store here after we stopped her to ask directions…


Copper strikers fight Asarco union busting

Bitter strike battle enters 8th week, no end in sight
Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019
Striking copper workers picket at Asarco Ray Mine near Kearny, Arizona, in November.

As the bitter strike by some 1,700 workers against Asarco copper bosses’ union-busting drive entered its eighth week, the company claimed there is an “impasse” in negotiations. It is implementing its “best, last and final” offer as of Dec. 2.…


All out in solidarity with striking copper workers!

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019

A battle with real stakes for all working people is playing out today in the copper towns of Arizona and Texas. Asarco workers are fighting a naked union-busting assault by bosses — they need our solidarity. Build support for their…


CN rail workers ‘strike for safety’ won broad backing

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019
More than 50 Teamster rail strikers picket Canadian National headquarters in Montreal Nov. 26 before tentative agreement was announced. Now debate over contract begins before vote.

MONTREAL — Following a Nov. 26 tentative agreement between Teamsters Canada Rail Conference officials and Canadian National Railway bosses, the 3,200 CN conductors, including yardmen and yardmasters, returned to work Nov. 27 after an eight-day “strike for safety.” The workers…


Solidarity with copper strikers fighting Asarco union busting!

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Strikers and supporters at pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Mission mine picket line near Sahuarita, Arizona, Nov. 24. Asarco is trying to break the union by hiring strikebreakers.

Some 1,700 copper workers at four open-pit mine and processing complexes in Arizona and a refinery in Amarillo, Texas, have been on strike against mining giant Asarco since Oct. 13, fighting the bosses’ draconian union-busting demands.  Asarco’s “last, best and…


Support Canadian rail workers strike!

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

All workers have a stake in backing the strike waged by unionists at Canadian National Railway against bosses’ attempts to cut rest periods, increase overtime and continue dangerous remote control operations in rail yards. Use the Militant’s coverage to let…