Workers at one of the Quad Cities largest employers are willing to go on strike if they can't agree on a new contract. Thursday members of Local 105 of the Steelworkers Union, who work at the Arconic plant in Riverdale, approved a strike authorization for their leaders.
There's no new agreement, but they're still talking. That's the report from Pittsburgh where the United Steelworkers Union is negotiating a new contract with Arconic - their five-year agreement was set to expire Wednesday night, but both sides agreed to extend the agreement while meetings continue.
The current contract expires late Wednesday night for one of the Quad Cities largest employers and the United Steelworkers union. Negotiations with Arconic, formerly part of Alcoa, affect 1,900 hourly workers here, and 1,400 more in 3 other states.