Stillwater Mining Co. Reaches Labor Agreement With Union
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's largest mining company has reached a tentative labor agreement with union leaders.
Thursday's announcement from Stillwater Mining Co. follows complaints from workers that company executives received pay raises even as they sought to cut miners' pay.
Members of the union are slated to vote on the proposed agreement next week.
United Steelworkers local president Scott McGinnis says there would be no wage cuts, but some production incentives for miners would change. He says the agreement covers roughly 900 workers at Stillwater's platinum and palladium mine near Nye and smelter and refinery in Columbus.
Stillwater operates the only platinum and palladium mines in the U.S.
Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer has served as chairman of the board for Stillwater since 2013, shortly after completing his second term.