Employees at Special Metals Corporation in Huntington were sent home early Friday afternoon.
Employees told 13 News, around 600 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 were sent home halfway through their shifts.
Employees were in the middle of negotiations for a new contract. The current contract is set to expire Friday at midnight.
13 News reached out to Special Metals for comment, but has yet to hear back.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.