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Steelworkers and U.S. Steel Have Tentative Agreement

Updated: October 15, 2018 09:29 PM

Another company and its unions have reached a tentative labor agreement. This time it's U.S. Steel, which owns and operates Minntac and Keetac.

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The bargaining committee provided a brief update, thanking its members for support and solidarity. It said, the agreement includes, "none of the regressive, concessionary demands the company was prepared to shove down our throats."

Details will be coming soon on the agreement. Members are encouraged to look for summaries in the mail.

U.S. Steel sent a statement, which said the agreement is four years in length.

It also included this from the CEO: "We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the USW we believe is fair and in the best long-term interests of our employees and their families, as well as U. S. Steel's customers, stockholders and other stakeholders," said David B. Burritt, President and Chief Executive Officer of U. S. Steel. "Together, we've agreed on terms that will create certainty and stability for our many stakeholders, enable our company to implement our long-term business strategy, which includes continued, responsible investments in our people and plants, and position U. S. Steel to remain a leader in the highly competitive global steel industry." 

Local 1938 informational meetings are coming up on Wednesday at the union hall at 7:30am and at Miners at 3:30 and 7:30pm.

Local 2660 informational meetings are coming up on Wednesday as well, at Keewatin City Hall: 7:30am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm.

ArcelorMittal remains the final company that does not have a contract.

Cleveland-Cliffs and its unions reached an agreement at the end of September, and the steelworkers ratified it last week.

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