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    Default USW members authorize strike against Alcoa

    The USW union has been very active with strikes this past year.

    The United Steelworkers announced Friday evening that members of local unions representing more than 1,500 Alcoa workers have granted their negotiating committee the authority to implement a strike if necessary.

    The strikes, should they take place, would occur at Alcoa facilities in Warrick, Indiana, Massena, New York, Gum Springs, Arkansas, Point Comfort, Texas, and Wenatchee, Washington.

    Authorization for the strike was conducted through voting over two weeks at each location. USW members have continued to work under the terms and conditions of the last contract, which expired on May 15. At the time, USW and Alcoa agreed to a temporary extension, subject to termination by either party with notice.

    According to USW, negotiations were broken off due to Alcoa "demanding major economic and non-economic concessions that the union considers unnecessary."
    https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsbur...nst-alcoa.html

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    Default Re: USW members authorize strike against Alcoa

    Contract talks to resume.
    Makes me wonder why these companies are fighting against a contract.
    Wasn't the great tax plan supposed to help workers get more ?
    Didn't the steel and aluminum tariffs helping these companies sell more ?

    Alcoa, union contract talks to resume
    MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Alcoa and the United Steelworkers union are going back to the negotiating table.
    According to the union, bargaining will resume with Alcoa on July 17th.
    This comes as the union agreed to a contract with Arconic a few days ago - after the threat of workers striking.
    Alcoa and Arconic are the aluminum companies that were created out of what used to just be Alcoa. They employ hundreds of people in Massena.
    With talks with Alcoa coming up the union said, “We have spoken loud and clear with our overwhelming strike authorization votes. We deserve a fair contract.”
    https://www.wwnytv.com/2019/07/01/al...-talks-resume/
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    Default Re: USW members authorize strike against Alcoa

    Canadian Alcoa workers fold after an 18 month strike. The company claims the "final offer" was submitted and if not accepted they will close the plant.

    Alcoa’s Workers Accept Offer, ‘Exhausted’ From 18-Month Dispute
    An 18-month labor dispute at an aluminum smelter in Quebec controlled by Alcoa Corp. ended after workers accepted a deal, defying the recommendation of their union’s leadership.
    On Tuesday, about 80% of workers at the Becancour plant voted to ratify the offer after a meeting of the United Steelworkers in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, the union said. Alcoa last week said it expects the smelter, which has been operated by managers at a fraction of its capacity, to be fully operational within 10 months if the offer was accepted.
    The deal, which covers everything from pension financing to the use of subcontractors, follows months of failed attempts to revive negotiations after more than 1,000 union workers were locked out in January 2018. Last week, Alcoa threatened to idle the entire facility if workers don’t sign what it called a "final offer."
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-month-dispute
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