Alcoa announced in April it was curtailing operations at its Ferndale facility – a longstanding employer for the people of Washington’s 1st congressional district. As a Cochair of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus since 2013, Congresswoman DelBene has spent her tenure in Congress advocating for the American aluminum industry in the face of an increasingly challenging global marketplace. Despite her best efforts working with other members of the Washington delegation and state officials, Alcoa is moving forward with the curtailment during a global pandemic.
Below is information for workers at the Intalco facility to help them through this difficult transition. If you need additional assistance, please call my office in Bothell at 425-485-0085.
A Message from Congresswoman DelBene
Read Congresswoman DelBene's letter on Alcoa curtailing operations at its Ferndale facility here.
The best thing workers can do immediately is to contact the local WorkSource office, which can help with applying for unemployment benefits, options for continuing health care coverage, retraining opportunities that exist in our local area, and resources available for general support. You can find contact information here.
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