United Steelworkers reaches tentative agreement with Alcoa

PITTSBURGH - The United Steelworkers reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night on a new contract with Alcoa.

The new five-year agreement, which replaced the four-year contract that expired midnight Thursday, will cover about 6,000 members of 11 USW unions at Alcoa plants across the country, including Point Comfort and Rockdale.

The union's local presidents voted unanimously to recommend that members ratify the agreement. Details of the agreement will be withheld pending ratification votes by members of each union, which will be scheduled throughout the next several weeks.