Union Reaches Tentative Deal With US Steel

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Steelworkers announce tentative contract agreement with U.S. Steel.

PITTSBURGH (KMOX) – Following what union negotiators describe as one of the most difficult rounds of collective bargaining ever faced, the United Steel Workers bargaining committee announced to its members, Saturday, a tentative agreement with U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers reached agreement Saturday on a three-year labor contract covering thousands of workers at the company’s domestic flat-rolled and iron ore mining facilities.

Details of the agreement will be announced following ratification. “This has been a difficult year and a difficult round of bargaining, but I am proud of the way the brothers and sisters of the USW stood up and demanded fair treatment,” said USW International President Leo W. Steel to be a three-year contract — was reached after months of on-and-off negotiations and is subject to ratification by the 26 local unions at the various U.S. Illegally low-priced imports from China and elsewhere, along with a decline in oil and gas drilling brought on by low fuel prices, resuLTEd in overcapacity across the globe.

Steel president and CEO. “We believe this competitive three-year contract further supports the mutual success we have had with the USW in pursuing our Carnegie Way efforts and confronting unfair trade that is significantly impacting our industry.” “It would be nearly impossible to summarize the details of such a broad agreement in an update like this, but over the coming days and weeks, we will be preparing detailed summaries of the proposed contract for you to review,” the USW said in an update to members. “We will then schedule meetings to discuss the proposal and consider ratification. Steel’s opening proposal contained demands for major cuts in pay and benefits, along with changes to work rules and other concessions that could have cost workers and their families thousands of dollars per year. Earlier this fall, union officials said the company was asking members to pay more for health care and to agree to concessions on overtime, contract out work to non-union workers and other issues. The USW is the largest industrial union in North America, representing workers in a range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, health care, security, hotels, and municipal governments.

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