Unity in Copper: Copper Price Bonus Update, Supreme Court Grants ASARCO 30-Day Extension for Appeal

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As part of its long, spiteful and misguided fight to avoid paying the Copper Price Bonus to employees hired after June 30, 2011, as ordered by the arbitrator, confirmed in federal court and twice affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, ASARCO management last week sought and received a 30-day extension from the Supreme Court for the company to file a petition for the country’s highest court to review the case.

Without the extension, ASARCO’s petition for a writ of certiorari would have been due by April 10th, so the company now has until May 10th to ask the Supreme Court to review the case.

Our unions remain committed to holding management accountable and making sure the company pays those who have been unjustly denied millions of dollars in bonuses – as awarded by the arbitrator and ordered by the courts, including post-judgement interest.

Unless the company seeks and receives another extension from the Supreme Court, ASARCO management’s scheme to continue preventing newer hires from receiving their bonuses is running out of time.

As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and share information as it becomes available throughout the process.


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