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Arconic and USW Voting for New Contract

Arconic and USW Voting for New Contract

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 10:16 AM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 10:16 AM

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3 we continue our coverage on contract negotiations with united steelworkers and arconic.voting is already underway this morning for members of usw local 115. they are voting to ratify a contract with arconic.news 18's isabella caruso is live outside of the local union hall in lafayette where voting has begun.good morning, isabella. 3spencer buchanan told me he thinks the vote could go 3eithe enough people on each side so it's a 50/50 chance with what happens.but he's staying optimistic. 3as we previously reported, the change to arconic's contract with usw has caused quite an uproar.usw members have been rallying over the changes since may.arconic is demanding cuts in medical and drug benefits and increasing employee health care contributions.the proposal reduces premiums for single employees but increases family premiums by $120 per month. arconic also wants to freeze benefits under the current hourly pension and replace them with age-based contributions to the 401(k) savings plan. 3all the master locations are voting across the country today- that's around 3500 people.voting started at 5:00 this morning and will go until 8:00 tonight.buchanan told me we can expect voting results by about 10:00 p.m.we will pass along the latest updates with this story on air and on our website at wlfi dot com. isabella caruso news 18.
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