• U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers agree to extend contract, continue talks

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    Negotiations will continue between U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers despite the scheduled expiration of contracts at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

    In a statement, U.S. Steel said they’ve agreed with union leaders to continue the collective bargaining agreement past the deadline, and all company facilities will continue to operate.

    "We believe (the extension) is in the best interest of our employees, customers, stockholders and other stakeholders," U.S. Steel said in a statement.

    Channel 11 reached out to the United Steelworkers, who tell us they’re still hoping to reach a fair settlement. They also showed us the latest information they sent to their members.

    They say U.S. Steel is asking for compromises or exceptions on a long list of issues. In a six-year contract the company offered, bonuses and wage increases for the first three years that appear to be meaningful are really the profit-sharing union members will already have earned, they say. 

    They also say the company is demanding cuts to their current health care program and is looking to eliminate the 40-hour guarantee and require employees to work 32 hours as they see fit.


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