PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of members of the United Steelworkers (USW) and their allies will rally Thursday at the headquarters of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) in downtown Pittsburgh. More than 2,200 members of the USW are currently in negotiations with ATI to replace the contract that expired June 30. The USW is seeking an agreement that would secure good, family sustaining jobs, including those at eight locations in Southwest Pennsylvania. ATI is seeking deep, permanent cuts that will jeopardize hundreds of jobs.
WHO: Tom Conway, USW International Vice President
Bob McAuliffe, USW District 10 Director
Jack Shea, President, Allegheny County Labor Council
Karl Brendle,Unit President, USW Local 1046
Louis Chillinsky,Unit President, USW Local 1138
Chuck Meredith, ATI Retiree
Regina Stinson, Coordinator of the Spouse's Support Committee
WHAT: Rally and march from USW headquarters to ATI corporate headquarters
WHEN: Noon, Thursday, July 30
WHERE: Meeting at USW headquarters: 60 Blvd. of the Allies, downtown Pittsburgh
Rally outside ATI corporate headquarters: Six PPG Place, downtown Pittsburgh
WHY: Over the course of negotiations, the USW offered proposals laying the groundwork for a fair deal for both sides. The union's proposed solutions would have helped save ATI millions of dollars, while protecting hundreds of good, community-supporting jobs. The company rejected these solutions and instead continues to invest money in outside security and in training replacement workers.
The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.
Jess Kamm (412) 562-2446
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)