USS' Lake Erie workers ratify three-year labor contract
Apr 16, 2010 | 06:33 AM
| Scott Robertson
U.S. Steel Canada's unionized workers have ratified a new three-year labor deal, effectively ending an eight-month lockout at the steelmaker's Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario.
The deal will allow Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp. to slowly ramp up production at the facility. About 800 workers were laid off at the plant in March 2009, when the company began cutting back production as steel orders dried up during the global recession. The remaining 200 workers at the plant were locked out beginning Aug. 3.
According to a report in the Hamilton Spectator, the contract was ratified by members of United Steelworkers union Local 8782 when 88.5 percent of those who voted cast ballots in favor of the deal; about 81.5 percent of local membership voted.....
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