Alcoa agrees to tentative contract with union

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Just hours before the contract was to expire at 1 a.m. Friday, Alcoa agreed to a tentative contract with the United Steelworkers Union for the next five years.

Local 115 President Jerry Misner told News 18 it’s a very good agreement, which includes many of the features that workers were demanding.

Pending ratification by the union members, Misner said healthcare will remain the same as the last contract with no premium increases. Regarding wages, he said there will be an increase in each year of the contract, the pension factor will increase and there will be a signing bonus.

Misner expects a ratifying vote by the 620 members at the Lafayette plant in the next few weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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