After WestRock paper mill workers in Alabama reject second contract, company enforces lockout

WestRock’s Mahrt Mill paper mill in Cottonton, Alabama

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Almost 500 members of three United Steelworkers (USW) locals employed at WestRock’s Mahrt Mill paper mill in Cottonton, Alabama, were locked out on Thursday by the company after they rejected a contract for the second time on October 1. Workers at the mill rejected the first offer on September 21.

USW locals 971, 1471 and 1972 have been involved with negotiations with the company over a new contract after the last contract expired almost one year ago but have been working under extensions ever since.


Source: WSWS


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