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NLRB Issues Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Against Asarco


The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Asarco, LLC. This latest complaint, its third, alleges the company unlawfully implemented portions of its so-called “last, best, and final” contract proposal from on December 2015. Among the changes for Asarco workers were changes in schedule, overtime calculations, and bonuses. The NLRB has also accused the company of discrimination and interfering with workers’ rights under federal labor laws.

More than 2,000 Asarco employees, represented by eight international unions, work at Asarco copper mines and processing facilities. Their labor agreement, which initially expired on June 2013, was extended and then terminated in June 2015. A hearing is scheduled for March 15, when an administrative law judge will review evidence against Asarco and listen to testimony.

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