Steelworkers approve three year deal with Arconic

Steelworkers approve three year deal with Arconic
A United Steelworkers union member in Massena, N.Y. votes on a new proposed contract with Arconic.

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - The nearly two month stand-off between Arconic and the United Steelworketrs union ended Thursday with union members approving a new contract.

According to a text message from the national Steelworkers union, a three year agreement was approved. Local union officials said workers at the Arconic plant in Massena approved the agreement by a wide margin. Voting went on during the day Thursday.

Among the terms of the contract: a 3.5 percent raise in each of the three years, with the first year retroactive to May 20′ a $1,750 ratification bonus payment; no change to the pension plan for current union members, but people hired after January 2020 will get a 401-K plan and not a pension.

Still unsettled: negotiations between the Steelworkers union and Alcoa. Arconic was formerly part of Alcoa, but was spun off from Alcoa in November, 2016.

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