The United Steelworkers union Monday announced a strike at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) facilities, citing what it calls “unfair labor practices.”
The ATI strike, which began at 7 a.m. EDT Monday, marked the first at ATI since 1994, according to media reports.
- Pennsylvania in Brackenridge, Latrobe, Natrona Heights, Vandergrift and Washington
- Lockport, New York
- Louisville, Ohio
- New Bedford, Massachusetts
- Waterbury, Connecticut
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USW announces ATI strike
“We are willing to meet with management all day, every day, but ATI needs to engage with us to resolve the outstanding issues,” USW International Vice President David McCall said in a prepared statement. “We will continue to bargain in good faith, and we strongly urge ATI to do start doing the same.
“Through generations of hard work and dedication, Steelworkers at ATI have earned and deserve the security of a union contract. We cannot allow the company to use the global pandemic as an excuse to reverse decades of collective bargaining progress.”
USW said negotiations with ATI began in January 2021. The union claimed the company “sought major economic and contract language concessions” from its roughly 1,300 union members. Furthermore, the union said members have not had a wage increase since 2014.
Meanwhile, the union had announced its intention to strike Friday, March 26.