Monday, January 01, 2007

Union leaders embrace AK Steel offer as lockout nears 11 months

With the lockout at AK Steel's Middletown Works entering its 11th month, leaders of the union representing some 1,800 workers have done an about-face. They are now embracing contract terms that members overwhelmingly rejected in October.

The union has dropped its opposition to outsourcing work, the union president said, but wants assurances that the company won't use rigorous back-to-work physicals as a way to get rid of hundreds of longtime employees and strip them of pension and health care benefits.

Link to Bradenton Herald full story|



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