AK puzzled by IAM’s comments on latest counterproposal

Dec 26, 2006 | 05:54 AM | Scott Robertson

AK Steel Corp., Middletown, Ohio, said it got a puzzle for Christmas and accused the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) of playing games in their labor talks.

IAM Local Lodge 1943 on Dec. 22 presented the company with a counterproposal aimed at ending a nearly 10-month long lockout of hourly production and maintenance workers at AK Steel's Middletown plant. About 1,800 plant workers have been off the job since March 1, when their previous labor contract expired. Some 2,100 workers originally were affected, but a number since have retired or resigned.....

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