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ArcelorMittal Wants More Concessions From Steelworkers
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ArcelorMittal Wants More Concessions From Steelworkers

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—As contract talks began here July 9, ArcelorMittal is seeking major concessions from the United Steelworkers, The union said the company’s initial proposal included forcing workers to choose between “paying expensive premiums to stay in a lesser Preferred Provider Organization plan ($200 per month for a family)” or another plan with $8,000 per year…

Indiana Steelworkers Win Raises After Short Strike
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Indiana Steelworkers Win Raises After Short Strike

VALPARAISO, Ind.—After a brief strike in late June, more than 80 workers at the Union Electric Steel plant in Valparaiso ratified a four-year contract that will give them a 10.5% raise. Members of International Association of Machinists Local 2018 had previously rejected the company’s offer of a 9% raise, but about two-thirds approved the revised…

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