Alcoa union workers to decide next move after negotiations

Jessica  Rodrigo By Jessica Rodrigo

May 15, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.

Union workers at Alcoa will decide their next move Friday morning after almost three weeks of negotiations with the company's management officials.

A midnight Thursday deadline had been looming for both sides to settle on work contract details that involve United Steelworkers members at 10 U.S. plants, including the facility in Point Comfort.

As the deadline approached, Point Comfort workers awaited information from officials in Pittsburgh, where the negotiations were occurring, said Carlos Delgado, acting president of the Point Comfort union.

Delgado said the union is negotiating for a fair contract with fair wages and safe working conditions. There are about 460 members in the Point Comfort union.

"Alcoa's goal is to reach a clear and competitive agreement by the contract deadline," said Laurel Cahill, Alcoa public information officer, Thursday. She declined to comment further.



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