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Ohio Steelworkers Get Tentative Contract

October 12, 2017

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Canton, OhioUnited Steelworkers Local 1123 has reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract with TimkenSteel Corp., the two parties announced Oct. 3. The deal came after the previous pact had expired and been extended for a week. “We got a decent contract,” Local 1123 President Bob Harper told the . The agreement, which covers about 1,650 employees at TimkenSteel’s three facilities in Stark County, will give them annual raises and provide major improvements in health and safety, he added. Members will meet Oct. 20 to vote on whether to ratify it. Meanwhile, Local 1123 is still negotiating a contract for 135 members at Timken’s Gambrinus bearings plant here. Their current contract has been extended until 12:01 a.m. on Oct. Read more

October 12, 2017

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