Mine Workers Agree to End Months-Old Strike in Arizona, Texas

July 6, 2020, 9:38 PM

Nearly 2,000 workers for the ASARCO mining company ended a nine-month strike Monday, citing a recent National Labor Relations Board action against their employer.

The United Steelworkers union said ASARCO employees in Arizona and New Mexico would return to work after the NLRB determined it would prosecute the company for alleged unfair labor practices. The workers had been on strike since October, arguing that the Arizona-based company, a subsidiary of Mexican mining corporation Grupo México, was negotiating in bad faith over a new four-year contract.

“In light of the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to prosecute ASARCO for alleged violations...

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