NEW YORK ATI
Wah Chang, a subsidiary of Allegheny Technologies Inc., has
reached a labor deal with the United Steelworkers union.
The four-year deal
includes a 2.5-percent annual wage increase and maintains
previous pension and health-care benefits, USW Local 6163
spokesman Aaron Watts told AMM. The new contract was
approved July 31 and will run through April 2017.
The new agreement is
the culmination of four months of "fairly non-eventful"
negotiations, Watts said. Roughly 75 percent of Local
6163s members at ATI Wah Chang voted in favor of the
contract. Albany, Ore.-based ATI Wah Changs previous deal
with Local 6163 expired March 31.
"Its a fair
package, thats why the membership supported it," Watts
said. "Both parties needed a deal, and we got there."
ATI Wah Chang produces
high-performance alloys, including titanium and zirconium, in
various forms for the defense, aerospace and energy
An ATI representative
could not be reached for comment.