Rosemont Copper Company promises to bring hundreds of high-paying jobs that will transform southern Arizona’s economy.
But when the company had the opportunity to show its commitment to paying respectable wages for trade jobs, Rosemont showed its hand.
In April 2010, Rosemont hired Good Faith Casting in Phoenix to find two female actors for a television commercial. Good Faith’s advertisement, which was available on local theatrical websites, stated the jobs were “non-union”.
The fact that Rosemont chose to hire non-union labor is not all that surprising given the company’s refusal to commit to hiring union workers at its proposed open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.