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Century And USW Reach Five-Year Labor Deal At Hawesville Aluminium Smelter

Century And USW Reach Five-Year Labor Deal At Hawesville Aluminium Smelter

American smelter Century Aluminum announced yesterday an agreement with the labor force at its Hawesville, Kentucky smelter that will govern the relationship between the two parties for the next five years. In a press release, subsidiary Century Aluminum of Kentucky General Partnership...

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Quebec Government Announces C$100 Million Aid Package to Small Aluminium Smelters

The government of Quebec announced earlier this week a plan to come to the rescue of the province’s smaller aluminium and steel firms by way of a C$100-million loan package. As hinted at last week, Canadian Economy Minister Dominique Anglade rolled out the plan on Monday shortly after meeting with representatives of the province’s aluminium […]

Contract Talks to Resume At Québec Aluminium Smelter ABI

Alcoa Corp will soon resume negotiations with the union labor force currently on strike at Québec’s Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI). The plant’s management made known its readiness to again take up labor talks with the provincial labor ministry late last week. The ABI plant, which boasts a primary aluminium production capacity of around 430 […]

Century and UAW Appeal to Trump for Decisive Action Upon Section 232 Aluminium Investigation’s Completion

Leaders from Century Aluminum and United Steelworkers added their voices to a growing chorus of industry and political leaders urging United States President Donald Trump to use the soon-to-be-released findings from the Commerce Department’s Section 232 national security investigation into alleged illegal dumping of aluminium into the U.S. market by producers from the People’s Republic […]

USW Urges CFIUS to Reject Zhongwang Purchase of Aleris

United Steelworkers president Leo W. Gerard sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew on Thursday urging the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to recommend against the purchase of Aleris Corporation by China Zhongwang. Though rumors regarding the firm’s alleged involvement in the fake aluminium semis have […]