Union holds resource fairs for striking ASARCO mine workers

IBEW Local 570 wants workers to know there are resources available if pay, benefits are lost

Resource fair for striking mine workers

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The strike continues for the mine workers at the ASARCO mine, who have been walking the line for nearly two weeks.

The workers say they want better pay, better benefits and better work conditions. If the strike continues, those on strike could lose their current benefits and the paychecks could stop coming in.

IBEW Local 570 (electrical workers) is stepping up to help those on strike by holding resource fairs for the union members on the picket lines. They said it’s important that the workers know there are resources they can use once they lose their pay and benefits. Groups involved included the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, El Rio Health and Pima County One Stop.

There are two more resource fairs. One on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road, and on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Good Shepard United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Cañada Drive in Sahuarita. For information about Friday’s resource fair at the church, call 520-625-1375.

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