Allegheny Technologies, which has a plant in Lockport, has extended its labor agreement with the United Steelworkers union through Feb. 28, 2021.
The two sides were faced with the challenge of trying to reach a new agreement amid the coronavirus pandemic. Their previous deal expired Feb. 29.
All contract language covering employees' pay, benefits and work rules remain unchanged, and ATI is giving each employee a one-time $500 extension bonus. The contract extension applies to 1,300 employees covered by the master contract.