Wenatchee Works

United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and United Steelworkers (USW) said late last week that USW’s membership at Alcoa’s facilities voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new four-year labor agreement hammered out by negotiators for the two parties earlier this year. The agreement,...


Alcoa Announces Permanent Closure of Wenatchee Works’ Line 3 Potline

Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that it will permanently close one of four potlines at its Wenatchee, Washington smelter after making an agreed-upon payment of US$62.4 million to the plant’s power supplier. The company says the payment, which was scheduled to be tendered to the Chelan Public Utility District (Chelan PUD) yesterday, is a result of […]

Alcoa Buys Time Via US$7.3MM Payment on Power Deal for Shuttered Wenatchee Works

Alcoa is keeping its options open at the now-shuttered smelter in north-central Washington state as evidenced by a modification by the local public utilities board allowing the firm to “buy time” at the cost of a US$7.3 million partial payment on their power deal with the county. The four Chelan County Public Utility District commissioners […]