Picket Lines Are Strong in All Locations as ULP Lockout at ATI Rolls into Second Week

(August 22) A week into the ULP lockout at ATI, USW members are holding strong on the picket lines, rallying at plant gates, and mobilizing in our communities to build the fight for a fair contract for all Steelworkers at ATI. 

At midnight on August 15th, as the lockout got underway, members of USW Local 1196 in Brackenridge shined a light on ATI’s corporate greed, projecting “Fair Contract Now” above picket lines in front of the company’s new HRPF building. 

On Monday, August 17th, hundreds of members of USW Local 1212 and their families took to the streets in Midland, PA for a march to ATI’s plant gate. 

On Friday, August 20th, Steelworkers from Midland, Vandergrift, Brackenridge, and Washington Plate organized a motorcycle ride visiting ATI picket lines around southwest Pennsylvania and even stopping at Maddio’s a local Pizza shop in Brackenridge that has been a vocal support of steelworkers at ATI. 

The same day, members of USW Local 1046 traveled to Columbus, OH to attend a massive labor demonstration, circulate petitions, and spread the word about the lockout to thousands of union members and supporters. 


No New Talks with ATI, No Talks Scheduled

A week into the ULP lockout, there have been no new contract talks with ATI’s management and there are currently no negotiations scheduled.  ATI apparently seems more interested in bussing out-of-state replacement workers into our facilities than they are in bargaining a fair contract with our union.  The USW remains available to meet with ATI management to continue bargaining and reach a fair and equitable agreement. 

Taking the Fight Back to ATI’s Front Door

On September 1, thousands of Steelworkers will be converging in Pittsburgh to show our ‘Solidarity in Steel.’  We’ll be joined by Steelworkers from U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal facilities for a rally at USW Headquarters, followed by a march to ATI’s headquarters at 6 PPG place and then a march to U.S. Steel’s corporate headquarters.  Buses will be available from Brackenridge, Leechburgh, Latrobe, Louisville, Midland, and Washington.  More details and bus signups are available online at http://usw.to/PghBus.


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