Standing up for Good Jobs in Our Community
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI), a specialty steel company based in Pittsburgh, locked out more than 2,200 Steelworkers in six states. Instead of negotiating in good faith with the USW, the company has brought in inexperienced outsiders and security personnel in an attempt to replace its skilled, loyal work force and force them to accept an unfair contract.
ATI CEO Richard Harshman received a 70 percent raise in 2014. In fact, ATI's top five executives in 2014 made more than $19 million -- an increase of some 57 percent over the previous year. Now ATI insists that workers forfeit generations of collective bargaining progress that would undermine our secure, family-sustaining jobs that are essential to the vitality of our communities.
With a dramatically understaffed operation, skilled and dedicated Steelworkers at ATI sacrifice quality time with their families and friends to work 12- to 16-hour days, 350-400 hours overtime per year. Now the company is demanding major contract changes that would cost workers thousands of dollars per year.
USW Proposes Cost-Saving Solutions
Steelworkers at ATI are committed to negotiating a new labor agreement that is fair to both sides. Throughout the process, the USW has presented ATI with proposals that would save the company millions of dollars, but management consistently rebuffed the union’s good-faith bargaining efforts.
ATI Locks Out 2,200 Workers
On August 15, ATI unlawfully locked out its skilled and dedicated workers at 12 plants in six states. At the time, local union officers were meeting with members to discuss a recent contract offer from the company. ATI’s decision to lock out workers during this process of consultation made it clear that management had planned on locking out workers all along, and never intended to bargain a fair contract with the union.
“When we got the notice that we were being locked out, we were planning meetings to discuss the company’s offer with our members,” said Fran Arabia, President of USW Local 1196. The lockout was the culmination of a months-long campaign by ATI management aimed at forcing workers to accept Draconian and unnecessary concessions. ATI hired consultants to recruit replacement workers months before bargaining even started.
Stand up for Family-Sustaining Jobs
For a company so fixated on cost-savings, ATI’s plan to toss more money down the drain by paying replacement workers and security personnel in addition to creating ill will in the community, is foolish.
It’s time for ATI to stop its attack on working families in our communities and end the lockout.
Voice Your Support
Let ATI know that you support Steelworkers at ATI. Add your voice to the petition calling for a fair contract.
Locked Out ATI Locations
Picket lines are active at all locked out ATI facilities. Stop by any picket line to show your support!
|Local Union||Facility||Plant Address||Local Union Phone Number|
|USW Local 1196||Brackenridge, PA||100 River Road, Brackenridge, PA 15014||724-224-9000|
|USW Local 1138||Leechburg, PA||130 Lincoln St, Vandergrift, PA 15690||724-842-2091|
|USW Local 1138||Bagdad, PA||Mill Bridge Rd, Leechburg, PA 15656||724-842-2091|
|USW Local 1138||Latrobe||242 Allvac Ln, Latrobe, PA 15650||724-842-2091|
|USW Local 1138-1||Natrona Heights||1200 Pacific Ave, Natrona Heights, PA 15065||724-842-2091|
|USW Local 7139||Washington, PA||501 Western Ave, Washington, PA 15301||724-225-8608|
|USW Local 1212||Midland, PA||950 10th St., Midland, PA 15059||724-773-2636|
|USW Local 1046||Louisville, OH||1500 W. Main St. Louisville, OH 44641|
|USW Local 1357||New Bedford, MA||1357 E Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02744||508-991-7270|
|USW Local 1341||Waterbury, CT||271 Railroad Hill St, Waterbury, CT 06708||203-795-0800|
|USW Local 9436||Lockport, NY||695 Ohio St, Lockport, NY 14094||716-228-7306|
|USW Local 7150||Albany, OR||530 34th Ave. SW, Albany OR 97322|