Texas Observer – Organizing Asarco Workers

When he took the job at American Smelting and Refining Company in 1972, Carlos Rodriguez was proud to work at a plant that had employed El Paso residents for nearly a century. Twenty-eight years later, Rodriguez was let go when the lead and copper smelter closed.

At the time, he had no idea how much Asarco had taken from his life.

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