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United Steelworkers end strike after reaching deal with Constellium

Striking workers meet with steel company
Striking workers meet with steel company
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 9:03 AM CST
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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - United Steelworkers voted Monday to ceased their strike after they ratified a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement with Constellium.

According to our news partners at the Times Daily, Kevin Key, United Steelworkers International staff representative for Local 200, said the new agreement had some built-in protections, such as shift preferences based on seniority to help protect workers’ seniority.

They were also able to preserve items that were already in the contract, such as 15% raises and the elimination of the wage tier. The strike included nearly 400 members of USW Local 200; the strike began December 15 after months of negotiations with management failed.

“Constellium Muscle Shoals LLC is pleased that employees represented by the United Steelworkers Union, Local 200, at our Muscle Shoals plant have voted in favor of our proposed collective bargaining agreement. We look forward to these employees returning to work beginning January 12, 2021, as we continue to serve our customers and the community,” said a Constellium spokesperson.

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