Steelworkers approve new four-year contract
United Steelworkers members on Thursday approved a new four-year labor contract with Alcoa, a proposal which passed nationwide and at Local Union 4895 in Rockdale.
According to the USW website, the pact, which was hammered out last month in Cincinnati, Ohio, negotiations, was approved by 68 percent nationwide. Full Story
Rockdale’s largest street improvement program in decades is under way. Rehabilitation work on Coffield (above) and Ortega Streets kicked off the program which will eventually see 31 streets repaired in several areas of town. Full Story
Council hears water report at workshop
Rockdale City Council members held a utility workshop Tuesday at City Hall to discuss water issues the city faces.
KSA Engineers presented findings from a study on issues with the town’s water treatment plants and its distribution system. Full Story
Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and AMR ambulance personnel were called to a two-vehicle wreck at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday on West Cameron Avenue (US 79) in front of the United Steelworkers Local 4895 Union Hall. Police listed drivers as Betty Jezisek and Aubrey Milligan, both of Rockdale. Firefighters remained on the scene to direct traffic and clean up the accident scene. Full Story