NEW YORK The
negotiating committee for United Steelworkers union Local 8782
at U.S. Steel Corp.s Lake Erie Works has received a new
offer from U.S. Steel as the lockout at the Nanticoke, Ontario,
facility enters its 18th week.
committee has returned from Pittsburgh with an offer to present
to its membership, the union said on its website Aug. 23 .
Local 8782 said it
will hold meetings to review the offer on Aug. 28, with a vote
on the proposal scheduled to take place Aug. 30.
The union submitted a
proposal to U.S. Steel through a government mediator earlier
this month (
amm.com, Aug 9 ) after previously rejecting the
steelmakers most recent offer July 31 in a vote that saw
71 percent of the membership reject the proposal (
amm.com, Aug 1).
The lockout, which
began in late April, came as a result of failed negotiations
over a three-year labor contract, affecting some 1,000 hourly
workers at the plant (
amm.com, April 29). The action and subsequent stalemate
have been cited as one of several factors contributing to the
current tightness in the steel sheet market (
amm.com, Aug. 22).
Neither Local 8782 nor
U.S. Steel could be reached for comment.