USW recommends rejection of ABI offer

Feb 07, 2013 | 02:46 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminerie de Bécancour, ABI, Alcoa, United Steelworkers union, USW, contract negotiations, negotiating committee, Clement Masse USW Local 9700

CHICAGO — Workers at Alcoa Inc.’s majority owned Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) have been asked by a United Steelworkers union negotiating committee to reject the company’s final contract offer.

"This final bid does not recognize the priorities identified by members during negotiations," USW Local 9700 president Clément Masse said in a statement Feb. 7. Management might be seeking a "win-win" contract, but "that is not what we have in our hands at the moment."....

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