Union leaders and Constellium managers held discussions with mediator, strike continues

Striking workers meet with steel company

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - A United Steelworkers representative said union leaders and Constellium managers met in a zoom call on Friday to hold a discussion regarding their strike.

According to our news partners at the Times Daily, union leaders and Constellium managers met in a zoom call on Friday.

That’s the first concrete discussion between the two sides since the strike began December 15th. The union says there are safety issues in the plant concerning the COVID-19 virus, and they believe seniority isn’t being protected. A spokesperson for the company rejects those accusations.

Kevin Key, the United Steelworkers International staff representative for Local 200, said the strike at the Muscle Shoals Constellium plant continues.

“We talked with the mediator, and we’re open to having more talks,” Key said. “I think both sides are kind of hopeful it may lead to getting to some end of this. We’ll see.”

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