Asarco deadlock sends strike into 16th week

Oct 14, 2005 | 10:35 AM | Sean Barry

Negotiations between the United Steelworkers union and troubled U.S. copper producer Asarco Inc. remain deadlocked as the strike by about 1,500 workers moves toward its 16th week.

No new talks have been scheduled as both sides refuse to budge on the issue of a successorship clause in the event of a potential selloff.

"There's nothing scheduled and neither side has put forward any potential dates to meet," Terry Bonds, USW's District 12 director, said. "We were hoping to get something moving, but it simply hasn't happened yet."....

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