United Steelworkers union Local 9700

Workers Trickle Back To Aluminerie de Bécancour As 17-Month Lockout Ends

Workers Trickle Back To Aluminerie de Bécancour As 17-Month Lockout Ends

Aluminerie de Bécancour’s (ABI) unionized workforce began making its way back into the plant on Friday, marking the end of one of Quebec’s longest lockouts. United Steelworkers members are returning to the plant thanks to a vote earlier this month to accept...

Breakdown in Labor Negotiations Leads to Lockout at Québec Aluminium Smelter ABI

Two potlines at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) in Québec now stand idle after an impasse in labor negotiations motivated the plant’s management to lock out its union workforce. According to a union source quoted by Platts, “there is electricity in the plant but no production” at the 450-thousand-metric-ton-per-annum smelter. The plant’s co-owner Alcoa Corporation […]

Strike Looms as Workers at Québec Aluminium Smelter Consider New Labor Deal

Workers at a plant jointly owned by Alcoa and Rio Tinto in Québec are in the process of deciding whether to accept a new contract to replace the agreement that expired yesterday or go on strike and return to the negotiating table. Members of the United Steelworkers union at the 450-thousand-metric-tons-per-annum Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. […]