Steelworkers ready to strike?

Apparently, even though the last strike last two years, they’ve forgotten what it’s like walking a picket line?

Century Aluminum is one of the largest employers in Hancock County and a weeks-long contract negotiation between the local steelworkers union and Century Aluminum have some people fearing a strike could be inevitable.

Workers went on strike at this same plant in 1998 for nearly two years, back then it was owned by a company called Southwire. The local steelworkers union said it’s ready to strike a deal.

“Negotiations aren’t going as well as we’d like,” John Beaver with United Steel Workers 9423 said. “Obviously, our goal is to reach an agreement, an agreement both parties can live with.”

“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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