By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than 1,000 local steelworkers are ready to strike.READ MORE: Barrel And Flow Fest Calls For Boycott Of Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, Alleges Racism
Last night, the United Steelworkers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike for its 1,300 members working at Allegheny Technologies.READ MORE: Clairton Football Team Deals With Fallout Of Recent Violence
The union says ATI is dragging its feet in negotiations and is demanding a four-year contract with changes to wages, health insurance, and protections.MORE NEWS: Balloon Release Held For Steven Eason, The 15-Year-Old Central Catholic Student Shot And Killed At Haunted Hills Hayride
ATI says employees will be better off financially under its most recent proposal.