Griffo, Walczyk statement on Alcoa agreement

Joseph A. Griffo

March 21, 2019

MASSENA - State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, and state Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-C-I-Ref-Watertown, released the following statement today in response to a new agreement for Alcoa:

“After continuous advocacy, we are pleased to see that an agreement on a new contract has been reached. This is a mutually beneficial agreement for the company and state. More importantly, we are grateful to the hardworking and dedicated employees of Alcoa and their families who make the company what it is and the community a special place to live. While we believe that the seven-year agreement announced today is good news, a more long-term deal would have been advantageous because no employee should have to constantly look over their shoulder in fear of job security or their future. We are hopeful that, as a result of this agreement, there will be mutual success for the company, state and community and that Alcoa will continue to have a long-term future in Massena and the North Country.”