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This site is meant to provide factual information to visitors during the 2012 negotiations that will take place between ArcelorMittal USA and the United Steelworkers, the labor union representing our employees. Browse the site for an industry overview. View all of the facts about ArcelorMittal including products, facilities and operational data. Understand the competitive threats that influence our discussions and decisions. And stop back regularly to learn more as additional information becomes available.
ArcelorMittal USA-USW Contract Update: October 18, 2012
Today, the United Steelworkers’ membership announced the ratification of the new collective bargaining agreement between the USW and ArcelorMittal USA. The new agreement, which is retroactive to September 1, 2012, covers approximately 14,000 USW-represented employees at 15 of ArcelorMittal USA’s flat carbon, long carbon and iron ore mining locations.
In response to the ratification announcement, Michael Rippey, president and CEO, ArcelorMittal USA provided the following statement:
“ArcelorMittal is pleased to receive confirmation that our new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers has been ratified. While the new contract represents a shared commitment with the Steelworkers to enhance our competitiveness and create a business that is sustainable through the ups and downs of the business cycle, we recognize that work remains in the areas of productivity, employee engagement and operational efficiencies if we are to fully achieve our vision for safe, sustainable steel. We extend our appreciation to our employees, customers and communities for their patience and support throughout the negotiation process.”