But it sounds as if the union is not allowing them to make it. Perhaps movement on health care would set a bad precedent for other negotiations.
Whatever the reason, the cost of the strike is coming out of the pockets and peace of mind of workers and their families. Money lost in a strike is lost forever.
Century workers did receive unemployment benefits, but those benefits pale in comparison to what members of Local 5668 took home when they were working.
Constellium workers have applied for unemployment compensation, but it is not clear that they will get it.
These standoffs cost the rank-and-file dearly.
Perhaps, if the union won't let its members vote - secret ballot - on their own contracts, the members will vote on something else:
The union can't prevent that.