United Steelworkers

Alcoa Nixes Offer For Binding Arbitration At Aluminerie de Bécancour As 13-Month Lockout Continues

Alcoa Nixes Offer For Binding Arbitration At Aluminerie de Bécancour As 13-Month Lockout Continues

After over a year of on-and-off negotiations between management and labor at Aluminerie de Bécancour, Alcoa Corporation opted to decline an offer for binding arbitration talks by the United Steelworkers union. According to union spokesperson Clairandree Cauchy, the USW’s 700 workers of...


USW Says Section 232 Sanctions Should Not Include Canadian Aluminium Interests

Listing Canada among the countries that harm the United States aluminium industry is a mistake, and including Canadian producers in any quotas or tariffs would simply compound the error. So say leaders and representatives of the largest industrial labor union in North America. Among the first to voice concerns over trade sanctions recommended in the […]

White House Confirms Receipt of U.S. Commerce Department’s Section 232 Investigation Into Imported Aluminium

Both the United States Commerce Department and the White House confirm that the long-awaited results of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of aluminium imports from, among others, the People’s Republic of China have been delivered to the desk of U.S. President Donald Trump. According to White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters, the […]

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 […]

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. […]

USITC Votes Unanimously to Keep Chinese Extruded Aluminum Antidumping Measures In Place

A day after the Aluminum Association filed its groundbreaking suit against the People’s Republic of China alleging unfair trading practices, the United States International Trade Commission delivered a determination that keeping existing antidumping measures in place is necessary to prevent aluminium extruders from China from doing the industry a material harm in the foreseeable future. […]