PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) - Get Allegheny Technologies Incorporated Report announced its employees have ratified a new four-year labor agreement with the United Steelworkers, ending the strike that began March 30, 2021. As part of an orderly return to work process, employees will begin returning to active employment the week of July 19, 2021, with production ramping in the weeks ahead.
"We look forward to resuming operations with our employees in place, working safely to deliver our commitments to customers," said Kim Fields, executive vice president of Advanced Alloys & Solutions and High Performance Materials & Components. "We appreciate the efforts of our salaried workforce and the temporary replacement workers who helped maintain operations during the work stoppage, enabling us to meet our customers' needs and protecting the business during the strike."
The new agreement delivers a competitive wage and benefit package to approximately 1,300 represented employees, covering the term from March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2025. "This contract achieves the objectives we shared from the beginning," said Fields. "It rewards our employees for the important contributions they make to ATI's overall success, with wage increases and continued excellent, affordable health care. At the same time, it secures the controls we need to reduce our exposure to health care cost inflation, which is critical for the long-term viability of ATI's Specialty Rolled Products business.
"This agreement is a good outcome for our employees, shareholders, customers and communities. Together, we can now focus our efforts on working to build a better future for our company," said Fields.
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