EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCONTRACT VOTE
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Constellium Workers Vote Yes On New Contract
Reported by: Dan Matics
Videographer: Dan Matics
Web Producer: Teresa Fayak
Reported: Sep. 19, 2012 9:55 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 20, 2012 9:09 AM EDT
Ravenswood , Jackson County , West Virginia
Steelworkers reached an agreement Wednesday with Constellium Rolled Products.
Randy Moore from the steelworkers union said workers voted to accept the company's offer. No vote total was released.
The workers have been on strike since the beginning of August.
Ravenswood Mayor Michael Ihle told Eyewitness News that he is pleased the union workers and company came to an agreement.
Union members declined to speak with the media, but West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., did comment on the vote.
"I want to thank both the company and the union for their hard work in resolving the work stoppage," Tomblin said. "This deal is extremely important to Jackson County's economy, the over 1,000 workers employed by Constellium and the entire state of West Virginia. It will be great to see the workers back at the plant soon."
Manchin said the agreement means that “we can keep good-paying jobs and make the company successful, which will help create more even good jobs down the road. This is truly a great day for Ravenswood, Jackson County and all of West Virginia."
No word yet when work will begin.
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