USW, USS Lake Erie Works contract nears end

Apr 08, 2013 | 04:14 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Lake Erie Works, U.S. Steel, USW, United Steelworkers union, labor contract, contract negotiations, lockout, hot strip mill slab

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp. reportedly is training salaried, non-union workers to operate its Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario, raising speculation that a lockout may be possible if a new labor agreement cannot be reached with the United Steelworkers union before the current contract expires at midnight April 15.

The move is a reminder of the last set of contract negotiations in 2009, when workers were locked out for eight months before the two sides struck a three-year deal (, April 16, 2010). ....

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