Union workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in Pennsylvania and three other states will be locked out starting Saturday.
They were on the job today, but their future is uncertain after talks broke down between United Steelworkers and ATI.
Job security for steelworkers in the Mon Valley has been an issue for decades but just this week, the chairman of US Steel announced layoffs and predicted more layoffs so a trade agreement now being debated in Washington takes on high priority.
The state treasurer returned more than $17,000 in unclaimed property to the United Steelworkers today.
With Michigan, a strong union state, approving right to work Legislation opposed by organized labor, could Pennsylvania be next?
What does patriotic music have to do with Black Friday? A lot, say advocates for American manufacturing from all sides of the political spectrum.