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.

Extensive Overtime

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