The Steel Workers Union and metal producer Allegheny Technologies (ATI) are struggling to reach a new labor agreement. As the clock ticks on the current deal, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review noted the appearance of handbills on the union’s website, one of which stated that ATI had taken “an aggressive position at the bargaining table and on the shop floor.” Without a doubt, this is not a good sign the two sides can reach an agreement before the June 30th deadline. ATI, meanwhile, is reported to have hired two firms including Strom Engineering and the Phillips Group to address contingency concerns.