“These hard-working union members are making a huge contribution to the company`s success, and they stood up to demand a contract that recognizes these contributions,” said Mike Millsap, director of DISTRICT 7 ETC, who chaired the union`s Alcoa bargaining committee. “This agreement is a victory for the workers and for the company.” PITTSBURGH, September 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Members of the United Steelworkers (ETC) voted overwhelmingly this week to ratify a new four-year master contract covering approximately 1,600 production and maintenance workers at five Alcoa plants in the United States. The ETC negotiating committee is chaired by International Vice-President Tom Conway. Responding to the interruption of talks with Alcoa, he said: “Management should understand now that we are committed to negotiating fair agreements and not less.” The treaty, which expires on May 15, was ratified by ETC members in 2014, before Arconic was separated from Alcoa in 2016. “This is a difficult time for these workers, as unfair trade and lower prices pay tribute to the U.S. aluminum industry,” said Thomas M. Conway, President of USW International. “Thanks to their strength and solidarity, they were able to find a fair agreement that will allow them to continue to care for their families and position the company for future success.” The contract provides for annual wage increases of more than 12 per cent over the life of the contract and maintains quality and affordable health care. The contract includes LOCALS 104 at Alcoas Warrick, Ind., annex; Local 420A in Massena, N.Y.; Local 5073 in Gum Springs, Ark. ; Local 4370 in Point Comfort, Texas; Local 310A in Wenatchee, Wash.
Negotiations focused on the expiry date of the contract in May. As discussions continued, the workers voted to authorize the ETC bargaining committee to hold a strike if necessary, while remaining in office under the terms of the collective agreement that expired. Health care security involves affordable, quality health care and protection from financial ruin by unexpected ex-medical thinkers. We do not want to choose between high premiums or highly decountable health plans. Alcoa calls its paid health plan “choice,” but it really offers no choice. ETC members rejected the Choices plan in 2010 and 2014. 2014Alcoa and USW obtain a new five-year contract with an average increase over the contract of $3.22 per hour, or 14.2 percent, plus $1,000 ratification bonus, and maintains the health plan and Master Agreement bonuses. 2019Alcoa-Masterarbeitsvertrag expires on May 15, 2019. 1917Aluminium Ore Company, a subsidiary of Alcoa, causes one of the worst race riots of the 20th century in East St.
Louis, Ill. 48 dead, including 39 African-Americans. Many workers have taken over the easement of bureaucracy towards companies illustrated by the slogan “A Fair Contact Now!” 1956 The strike of letters leads to a new wage structure and higher start-up rates. Alcoa`s management won`t give us anything. She never did, and she never will. 1988Alcoa accepts new contracts with a signing bonus, lump sum salary increases, a new incentive plan and an improvement in pensions. Retirement security means a plan that provides for a dignified retirement if we end a committed career with hard work and commitment. “Working until you die” is not a retirement program. In 2006, the CTE agreed to amend pensions to maintain a defined benefit plan for newcomers and future retirees. Alcoa employees are protected from disability, layoffs, market risks and the overvaluation of their savings offered by a defined benefit company.
1959 The Union gains health care for dependents and pensioners. Last December and March, Arconic and Alcoa entered into agreements with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), which is overseen by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and gave Massena plants cheap electricity to boost investors` profits.