Contesllium Workers to Receive Benefits

Hundreds of Constellium aluminum plant workers who went on strike for nearly seven weeks earlier this year will receive unemployment compensation benefits. The Monday ruling by the Labor Dispute Tribunal went in favor of extending benefits because there was not a work stoppage at the plant during the strike. The strike coveresd much of August and September, and then union members ratified a five-year contract. The Associated Press reports that the company could appeal the panel's decision, which would send it to the Kanawha Circuit Court.