USW: Tentative agreement reached with Alcoa

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – The United Steelworkers (USW) announced on Friday that the union reached a tentative agreement with Alcoa on a contract.

Alcoa Corporation, has reached a new four-year labor agreement for about 1,700 active employees at five U.S. locations.

“We came to the table months ago prepared to negotiate in good faith for a fair contract, but management made us fight for it every step of the way,” said USW International President Tom Conway. “We are proud of what we have accomplished due to the unity, strength and solidarity of local union leaders, members and Contract Action Teams.”

The USW said it will not be discussing the details of the proposed new contract with the public until members have the opportunity to review it in the coming days and weeks.

The union members will now schedule a vote on the proposed contract.

On May 15th, the parties agreed to honor the existing contract, which was set to expire at Midnight that day, so negotiations for a new contract could continue without a work stoppage.

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(This story was originally published on August 30, 2019)

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