Minorca Mine Workers Vote to Authorize a Strike

Updated: September 17, 2018 08:39 PM

Another group of steelworkers have authorized a strike. This time, it was Minorca Mine's time.

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At all three meetings during the day, the vote was unanimous, according to Local 6115 president, Harold Anderson. 

The bargaining committee put out an update earlier on Monday, saying that proposed wage increases from ArcelorMittal would be wiped out by concessionary demands.

Anderson said, "They want a lot of concessions. From our health care and our pensions, and from our retirees, too. The company is making a lot of money now. We are not going to make concessions this time."

He and the committee plan on returning to Pittsburgh on Thursday, to resume labor talks. Anderson told it's been slow, with the company not providing information the union requests. "Hopefully we'll bring back the message and tell the company, it's time to get serious."

U.S. Steel's unions took strike authorization votes the week after Labor Day, and have returned to the bargaining table.

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