Warren steel workers rejected RG Steel pact
WARREN — Union employees at RG Steel’s mill here opposed a new four-year contract but were out-voted by hourly workers at other facilities owned by the steelmaker.
According to a statement from the United Steelworkers of America International office in Pittsburgh, in mail-in voting 57 percent of hourly production, maintenance, office and clerical employees of the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel facilities in the Ohio Valley; the former WCI (Republic and LTV) Steel facility in Warren; the former Bethlehem Steel facility in Sparrows Point, Md.; Mountain State Carbon in Follansbee, W. Va., and Wheeling Corrugating in Wheeling, voted 2,062 to 1,528 in mail-in balloting in favor of the new contract.
Warren plant production and clerical employees voted a combined 296 for and 472 against the pact, and Steubenville facility hourly production and clerical workers voted a combined 362 for and 674 against the new contract.
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