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AK Steel, United Steelworkers Agree to Four-Year Labor Pact

15 Mar 2017 - The United Steelworkers union at AK Steel Corp.’s Mansfield Works in Ohio have ratified a four-year labor deal, the company has announced. 

Steelworkers Refuse Mediation in Labor Discussions with Essar Algoma

02 Mar 2017 - A court-appointed mediator has scheduled mediation sessions among the United Steelworkers union, Essar Steel Algoma and the lenders looking to acquire the Canadian steelmaker. 

Essar Algoma CEO Expects Company to Exit Creditor Protection by Spring

28 Feb 2017 - Essar Steel Algoma president and chief executive Kalyan Ghosh said he believes his company will exit creditor protection by the end of March, just as its debtor-in-possession financing expires. 

CB&I Issues Pink Slips as SunCoke Energy Contract Expires

21 Feb 2017 - Contractor CB&I is laying off 149 employees at the SunCoke Energy coke plant in Indiana, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

Union Ratifies Labor Agreement With Canadian Wire Rod Maker

20 Feb 2017 - The United Steelworkers union has ratified a new three-year labor agreement with Canada’s Ivaco Rolling Mills, the union has announced. 

Essar Algoma CEO Blasts Parent Company's Request to Reopen Sales Process

03 Feb 2017 - Essar Steel Algoma chief executive Kalyan Ghosh issued a statement Friday criticizing his company’s corporate parent, calling it “opportunistic” for making another pass at the business during late-stage negotaions with a potential buyer.  

Judge to Union: Keep Strike Talk to Yourself

26 Jan 2017 - The judge presiding over Essar Steel Algoma’s creditor protection case has told union officials to refrain from speaking publicly about negotiations and possible labor actions, reports the local news website

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