U.S. Steel labor dispute heats up

Jul 15, 2013 | 07:03 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, U.S. Steel, USW, Lake Erie Works, labor deal, Nanticoke, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — The labor dispute between U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers union at the company’s Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario, heated up July 15, when the steelmaker asked the provincial government to intervene and order a vote on its final contract offer, according to documents obtained by AMM.

"The union rejected our offer and refused to submit it to the membership for a vote. We feel strongly that our employees deserve the opportunity to end the work stoppage now and avoid further financial hardship," Jodi Koch, director of human resources at U.S. Steel Canada, wrote in a letter to workers. "For that reason, we have asked the Minister of Labour to conduct a final offer vote pursuant to Ontario law.....

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