Contract Negotiations Break Apart Between Alcoa and United Steelworkers Union

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NEWBURGH -- Contract negotiations between the United Steelworkers Union and Alcoa have broken off, hours before their contract was set to expire. 

The USW and Alcoa have agreed that union members will continue working under the terms and conditions of their current contracts while negotiations proceed. 

USW International V.P. Tom Conway, who chairs the negotiations, said the proposals on the table from Alcoa contain givebacks both too broad and too deep for its members and families to absorb.