Constellium’s W.Va. workers go on strike

Aug 06, 2012 | 12:43 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Constellium, United Steelworkers union local 5668, Jason Miller, Kyle Lorentzen, strike, healthcare, aerospace, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Nearly 700 employees at Constellium’s Ravenswood, W.Va., aluminum rolling mill went on strike Sunday after failing to reach a new labor agreement.

Constellium representatives and leaders of the United Steelworkers union Local 5668, which represents the Ravenswood workers, met Saturday in a last-ditch effort to hash out a new five-year contract at the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

After the parties failed to reach an agreement, some 694 workers officially went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.....

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