Union Workers Approve New Contract with Century Aluminum
Union workers at a western Kentucky aluminum smelter have ratified a new contract which ends a month-long work stoppage.
About 560 employees of Century Aluminum have been locked out of the Hawesville plant because of a contract dispute between Century and the United Steelworkers Local 9423.
The union posted on its website that its members voted 68 percent in favor of the five-year agreement on Thursday. The contract includes pay raises and fixed insurance premiums, among other things.
Union members will report back to work at the plant Monday morning.