Hearings on a federal labor criticism in opposition to Tucson-based copper miner Asarco LLC have been delayed, whilst the corporate’s unions press new prices within the aftermath of an almost nine-month strike that ended final summer time.
The Nationwide Labor Relations Board has quickly postponed hearings on its unfair labor practices criticism in opposition to Asarco, which had been slated to begin Oct. 19.
The case relies on prices filed by the United Steelworkers and 6 different labor unions representing about 1,800 members who went on strike at Asarco websites in Arizona and Texas in 2019 after accusing the corporate of bad-faith bargaining and a number of alleged unfair labor practices.
The postponement resulted from new steerage from the NLRB’s normal counsel, compelling regional NLRB administrators to submit sure issues to the company’s Division of Recommendation, the union stated.
The director of the Phoenix-based NLRB Area 28 has submitted its case in opposition to Asarco to the Division of Recommendation to evaluation a query in regards to the firm’s allegedly illegal refusal to discount and implementation of its “final, finest and last” contract provide, the union stated.
In April, the NLRB regional director issued a fourth consolidated criticism in opposition to Asarco based mostly on union complaints of a number of allegedly unlawful practices, together with bad-faith bargaining, unilaterally altering working situations and failing to reinstate employees coming back from the strike final summer time.