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Steelworkers Protest Lockout in Waterbury And Around U.S.

The United Steelworkers Union was set to hold a rally late Tuesday to protest the lockout of 2,200 workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. around the country, including about 40 in Waterbury. The union contract expired June 30, and Allegheny locked out workers on Aug. 15, after the union declined to put the company's "last, best" offer to its members for a vote, the company said. The union said it was in the process of deciding on whether to go for a vote when the lockout was announced. The union said management is demanding "unfair and unnecessary concessions from workers," including charging almost $200 a month for family health insurance, and ending the...

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