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Arconic USW Tentative Agreement

Their second attempt to negotiate a new contract seems to have worked. On Friday Arconic and the United Steelworkers Union announced they've reached a tentative agreement. 

It affects a total of 3,300 hourly workers in several states, including 1,900 at the Quad Cities plant in Riverdale, Iowa. 

Originally the company and union began meeting in Pittsburgh in late April, and negotiated until May 15th when their latest contract was scheduled to expire. But after agreeing to an extension, they recessed until this week when they began meeting on Monday. The other Arconic locations are in New York, Indiana, and Tennessee. 

No details have been released yet.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.