With a June 30th deadline fast approaching, Allegheny Technologies (ATI) is preparing contingency plans in case it fails to reach a new labor agreement with the United Steelworks Union, officials from the organization indicated in a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The two sides have been at odds on a number of issues including compensation and healthcare. The current labor agreement covers almost 2,500 workers in both Pennsylvania and Oregon and is set to expire after 4 years. The Pennsylvania-based metals producer, meanwhile, is reported to have hired Minnesota-based Strom Engineering to assist with both staffing plans as talks continue.