AK makes minor changes to contract proposal ahead of union election

Dec 14, 2006 | 01:02 PM | Maria Guzzo

AK Steel Corp., Middletown, Ohio, and union leaders representing locked-out workers met for more than two hours Wednesday, coming up with some minor amendments to the proposed contract that the union believes is a step in the right direction.

The news came as union members were scheduled to vote Thursday to elect several new members to the union's executive committee.

AK said it modified its Oct.19 contract proposal to provide union members full arbitration rights for discharge and disciplinary suspension during a transition period, and the company removed random and post-accident drug testing from its drug and alcohol proposal.....

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