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ArcelorMittal should follow US Steel's lead and make deal - USW

Steel News - Published on Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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NWI Times reported that United Steelworkers said that ArcelorMittal should follow US Steel's lead and strike an agreement that steelworkers can accept, because the union won't agree to concessions. United Steelworkers District 7 Director Mike Millsap said "Our members and leadership stood up and sent a very strong message to USS and Mittal that they are the union and they are not taking any concessions at a time when the company is profitable. US Steel recognized union members for the hard and dangerous work that they do and the sacrifices that they made in the past, including a three-year wage freeze the union agreed to in 2015 when the industry was experiencing a downturn. ArcelorMittal needs to recognize, like USS did, that we are not accepting concessions.”

The steelworkers and US Steel reached a tentative four-year pact this week that includes a 4 percent raise the first year, 3.5 percent raises in 2019 and 2020 and a 3 percent raise in 2021, according to a union message to steelworkers. The agreement also includes a $4,000 signing bonus and preservation of existing health care benefits, with a second health care plan option. The four-year pact would cover 16,000 steelworkers nationwide, including thousands at Gary Works, East Chicago Tin and the Midwest Plant in Portage.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 18 Oct 2018
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