Unity in Copper: Copper Price Bonus Update, ASARCO Files Petition for Supreme Court Review

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ASARCO filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, May 10, 2019, asking the Court to review the Copper Price Bonus case.

ASARCO’s 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 is now nearing its end.

Called a “petition for writ of certiorari,” the Supreme Court is not bound to any strict timeline for a decision about whether to hear the case. Indeed, the Supreme Court typically grants only 2 or 3% out of the thousands of “cert petitions” filed each year.

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 and postjudgement interest – as awarded by the arbitrator and ordered by the courts.

We will continue to monitor the situation and share information as it becomes available.


Stand together! Fight together! Win Together!