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Reps from Alcoa and the United Steelworkers Union have been bargaining in Pittsburgh for the last few weeks, now workers have approved giving the bargaining team the authority to declare a strike.

Contracts for thousands of employees across the US are set to expire at midnight on May 16th.

Alcoa says its proposal includes wage increases and comprehensive benefits coverage but the union says it has issues with the healthcare proposal for future employees.

Both sides say they're hoping to find an agreement and avoid a strike.

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