Iowa: St. Ambrose U nixes deal to house Alcoa replacement workers

by E Wayne Ross on May 22, 2006

St. Ambrose University has backed out of a deal to make some of its dormitory rooms available to Alcoa to house replacement workers during a possible strike, The Quad-City Times reported. Some alumni and others of the Davenport, Iowa, institution said that helping the company deal with a strike would be inconsistent with the social justice ideals of the Roman Catholic institution.