USW Local 6500 to Host Press Conference Update on Contract Vote: August 4

The Executive of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500 will host a press conference about the most recent contract vote at Vale, on Wednesday, August 4 at 9 a.m. at the local union hall.

The 2,500 members of USW Local 6500 are voting electronically on the tentative agreement today between 4 – 11 p.m.

Members have been out on strike since June 1, when they voted down a contract offer that would have dramatically cut post-retirement benefits. A later deal from Vale, rejected by the bargaining committee, was also voted down by 87 per cent on June 14.

The Vale mine, mill and smelter workers work in 10 different locations across the greater Sudbury area.

Press conference details:

August 4 at 9 a.m.
66 Brady Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 1C8

Speakers will include:
Nick Larochelle, USW Local 6500 President
Myles Sullivan, Assistant to USW District 6 Director