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Alcoa Submits Final Contract Offer To Aluminerie de Bécancour Laborers

Alcoa Submits Final Contract Offer To Aluminerie de Bécancour Laborers

Alcoa Corporation tendered what it describes as its final offer to striking employees at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) smelter in Québec, Canada on Wednesday in hopes of bringing an 18-month dispute with hourly employees at the plant to an end. The...


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 […]

USW Chief Girard Defends “Crucial” Trump Aluminium Tariffs

The head of North America’s biggest union offered a counterpoint to the global condemnation of the Trump aluminium tariffs in an editorial over the weekend, reaffirming the United States president’s reasoning behind enacting the broad tariffs earlier this year. United Steelworkers president Leo W. Girard wrote in an opinion piece published on Sunday that Trump’s […]

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 […]

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 […]