USS-Posco Industries Inc. (UPI) has "no imminent plans to lay
off any employees at present" despite a recent Worker
Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act filing,
a company spokesman told AMM Jan. 3.
Calif.-based flat-rolled producers WARN notices, copies
of which were sent to each of its 690 employees, are filed on a
"periodic basis" due to the general "uncertainty" in the steel
business, according to the spokesman, describing the notices as
more of a "renewal to keep employees up to date."
A local United
Steelworkers union official, which represents UPIs hourly
workers, couldnt be reached for comment.
UPI, a joint venture
of U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, and South Koreas Posco
Ltd., is considered one of the West Coasts two major
flat-rolled producers, along with California Steel Industries
Inc., Fontana, Calif.