Ohio Senator Brown to Join USW Picket Line in Louisville

Event to Support More Than 100 Steelworkers Illegally Locked Out at ATI Plant

Jan 20, 2016, 10:18 ET from United Steelworkers (USW)

LOUISVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with other elected officials and union members and supporters from around the region, will stand in solidarity with illegally locked-out members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1046 at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) Louisville plant on Friday, Jan. 22.

Sen. Brown, a lifelong supporter of organized labor, recently sent a letter to ATI management calling on the company to end the five-month lockout, return to the bargaining table and reach a fair agreement. He also has asked his fellow senators in the five other states where ATI has locked-out workers to send similar letters.

"This lengthy dispute has already caused economic hardship for your employees and their families," Brown told ATI CEO Richard Harshman in his letter. "ATI's reputation and its market penetration is due to a highly skilled workforce that is recognized for its knowledge, dedication and commitment to quality."

For a copy of Sen. Brown's letter, visit http://usw.to/71. Details of the event are as follows:

WHO: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, USW Local 1046, families and supporters
WHAT: Picket line rally in support of locked-out Steelworkers at ATI Louisville
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 22
WHERE: ATI Louisville, 1500 W Main St, Louisville, OH 44641      
NOTE: Interviews and photo/video opportunities will be available.

The USW is the largest industrial union in North America, representing workers in a range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, health care, security, hotels, and municipal governments.

CONTACT: Karl Brendle, 330-418-8611

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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)