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Indiana Steelworkers Leader: ArcelorMittal Should Follow U.S. Steel Pattern
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Indiana Steelworkers Leader: ArcelorMittal Should Follow U.S. Steel Pattern

GARY, Ind.—The ArcelorMittal steel company should follow the pattern set by U.S. Steel and agree to a contract without demanding concessions, United Steelworkers District 7 Director Mike Millsap told the NWI Times Oct. 17. “Our members and leadership stood up and sent a very strong message to USS and Mittal that they are the union…

Steelworkers, U.S. Steel, Reach Tentative Deal for 14% Raise
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Steelworkers, U.S. Steel, Reach Tentative Deal for 14% Raise

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel reached a tentative contract agreement Oct. 15 that would raise workers’ pay by 14% by 2021. The four-year pact would increase wages by 4% immediately, another 3.5% in 2019 and 2020, and 3% in 2021, Mark Lash, president of Local 1066 in Gary, Indiana, told the Chicago Tribune….

Canadian Postal Union Gives Strike Notice; Could Affect Legal Pot Sales
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Canadian Postal Union Gives Strike Notice; Could Affect Legal Pot Sales

OTTAWA, Ontario—Canada Post workers could begin rotating strikes Oct. 22, their union warned Oct. 16. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which represents 50,000 employees, said it would begin the walkouts at unspecified locations if Canada Post doesn’t reach contract agreements with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units. “Our…

No Talks in Sight in Hawaii Marriott Strike
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No Talks in Sight in Hawaii Marriott Strike

HONOLULU, Hawaii—A week after talks with the chain that owns five Marriott hotels in Hawaii broke down, the union representing the 2,700 striking workers said the Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts company has not tried to schedule any further negotiations. “We haven’t heard anything from Kyo-ya about contract negotiations,” UNITE HERE Local 5 spokesperson Michael Kirby,…

Providence School-Bus Strike Ends With Pension Compromise
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Providence School-Bus Strike Ends With Pension Compromise

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Area school-bus drivers and monitors returned to work Oct. 15, two days after almost unanimously ratifying a contract agreement that ended their 11-day walkout. The First Student bus company agreed to contribute to a pension fund for the workers, while Teamsters Local 251, the union representing them, agreed that the retirement plan would be…

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