Union Presidents Proud to Share Details About Tentative Labor Deal

Updated: October 17, 2018 07:14 PM

John Arbogast is glad to be back home for while. The president of Local 1938 out of Minntac has been flying back and forth to Pittsburgh for months.

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But all of that work has lead to a tentative deal he is proud of.

"The reaction I'm getting is very positive. It's exciting to see all the smiles on the faces this morning," he shared. Local 1938 had three meetings scheduled Wednesday to share details about the four-year deal.

"There are significant wage increases. And health care stays the same for actives and retirees. There are also pension increases. The most satisfying thing is protecting the people who came before us," Arbogast added.

 Local 2660 out of Keetac also had meetings on Wednesday. President Cliff Tobey said in a statement, "Through our members solidarity, we're happy we were able to bargain a fair agreement that rewards our hard work."

Arbogast said members will be getting ballots in the mail. Once people vote and mail them back to Pittsburgh, the votes will be tabulated.

Cleveland-Cliffs settled their labor contract. 

The only company without one is ArcelorMittal, which owns Minorca Mine in Virginia.

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