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2011-01-26 17:12:00

Union Condemns Retaliation for Defense of Cananea Miners at Grupo Mexico PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned the arrest of one of its international representatives by Mexican customs officers on Monday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Manny Armenta, a USW sub-district director in Albuquerque, NM, was arrested while on his way to meet with attorneys for the Mexican mineworkers' union called Los...

2010-09-02 15:01:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned Grupo Mexico SAB, Mexico's largest mining company, for a mass firing of workers at its copper smelter in Esqueda, Sonora after the miners rejected a company-imposed union in a vote late last month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "This blatant act of repression clearly puts Grupo Mexico's anti-union...

2010-08-20 12:17:00

Calls on government to peacefully resolve 3-year dispute at Grupo Mexico PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today announced a cross-border effort is being undertaken to place a rotating team of international observers in northern Mexico's city of Cananea to monitor the presence of 3,000 illegal federal police who are intimidating striking copper miners of the Los Mineros independent union. (Logo:...

2010-06-21 16:16:00

Both unions condemn Mexican government's attacks on striking Cananea copper miners TORONTO, Jun. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Related Workers of the Mexican Republic (SNTMMSSRM) - known as Los Mineros - announced a joint declaration to create a cross-border commission to explore unification of a potential union representing one-million industrial workers in Mexico, Canada, U.S. and the Caribbean. (Logo:...

2010-06-07 13:59:00

PITTSBURGH, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) condemned Sunday night's assault by heavily armed federal riot police on striking members of the Mexican Mineworkers' Union at the Cananea copper mine near the U.S. border. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) Last night at about 10 pm, hundreds of police surrounded the mine and used tear gas to dislodge workers who were occupying the entrances. The union office was also assaulted....

2010-03-16 08:00:00

GENEVA, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two global trade union federations whose affiliates represent over 45 million workers, together with four Norwegian trade unions, have asked the Council on Ethics of the Government Pension Fund of Norway to divest its holdings in the Mexican mining conglomerate Grupo Mexico because of alleged labor and environmental violations. The International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining and General Workers' Unions (ICEM) and the International...

2009-11-16 10:51:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 13, the United States District Court in Brownsville, Texas issued an order in the ASARCO LLC chapter 11 bankruptcy confirming a plan of reorganization proposed by Asarco, Inc., an entity controlled by Mexico City-based conglomerate Grupo Mexico. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "The USW is certainly disappointed with the District Court's decision. We are reviewing the...

2009-03-03 14:50:00

Miners, Dockworkers Censure Mexican Government over Grupo Mexico Attack SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unions representing workers around the globe in the mining and maritime industries announced last week that they will protest shipment of goods to and from Mexico to pressure the Mexican government to end its support of corporate attempts to destroy the National Miners' and Metalworkers' Union of Mexico known as Los Mineros. (Logo:...

2008-10-03 09:00:26

By GABRIELA RICO Court asked to award $3.5B cash and return of Peru mines' stock Attorneys for Asarco LLC have asked a federal judge to award the Tucson-based copper producer the equivalent of $10.2 billion in money and stock from its former parent company. Asarco asked for $3.5 billion in monetary damages and the return of its shares in lucrative Peruvian copper mines - currently valued at $6.7 billion. Last month, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled that Asarco's former parent...


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