LOUISVILLE, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined locked-out members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1046 at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) plant in Louisville today as they seek an end to the five-month lock-out.
“The men and women of USW Local 1046 are eager to return to work so they can provide for their families and continue to produce American-made products. It’s up to ATI to end this lockout and put them back on the job,” said Brown. “USW has acted in good faith and ATI must follow suit. That’s why I’ve pressed ATI management to come to the table and work with the steelworkers. The families of these steelworkers deserve an end to this lockout and I’ll do whatever I can to send these Ohioans back to work.”
Yesterday, Brown led five of his Senate colleagues in sending another letter to ATI urging CEO Richard Harshman to work with USW to reach an agreement and end the lockout. He also sent a letter to ATI management in December 2015 calling on the company to end the five-month lockout.
The contract between ATI and USW ended on June 30, 2015 and the parties have not reached an agreement to renew the contract. ATI locked out employees at facilities in Ohio, Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.