Steelworkers Union Strike Possible For Constellium Plant

By
Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Aug 2, 2012 8:06 am

A strike is looming at Constellium Rolled Products in Ravenswood.

Contract negotiations between the company and the United Steelworkers local broke down Wednesday in Charleston.
 
The union represents nearly 700 workers.
 
They turned thumbs down last week to a five-year contract offer from the company.
 
The Steelworkers local's Randy Moore says the union issued a 72-hour notice to terminate a temporary contract extension.
 
He said if the company doesn't budge, a strike is "more than likely."
 
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
 
The company issued what it called its "last" contract offer last month after the old contract expired July 15.
 
Constellium has said its offer included wage increases, one-time wage adjustments and other economic enhancements.
 
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