MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - The United Steelworkers union said Wednesday it has rejected a contract proposal from Alcoa.
The Steelworkers union represents more than 300 workers at Alcoa’s Massena plant.
In a statement texted to its membership late Wednesday the union said "We received a second “final” offer from the company which was short of what we need for retirement security and healthcare.
“The bargaining committee unanimously rejected the offer and are providing Alcoa with a counter.”
The union has been without a contract since mid-May. Negotiations ‘paused’ in mid-July when the company said it needed time to evaluate union proposals.
The steelworkers union settled with Arconic, the company spun off from Alcoa, in early July. That agreement included a 3.5 percent raise in each of the three years; 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.