MONTEREY, CA, Oct 29, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Century Aluminum of Kentucky, a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX), was informed by the United Steelworkers today that the company's contract proposal covering approximately 500 hourly workers at the Hawesville aluminum smelter was not ratified by the membership of USW Local 9423.
"We regret our employee's decision to reject what we believe to be a fair and equitable contract proposal," said plant manager Matt Powell. "The plant is operating normally and we will discuss next steps with the union leadership as appropriate."
Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, California.