Late last week, United Steelworkers reached a tentative agreement with ArcelorMittal on the new four-year contract that covers around 530 workers at the Coatesville steel mill, according to a staff report from Daily Local News.
The new agreement will replace the previous contract which expired on September 1. While it still remains subject to ratification by USW, ArcelorMittal and USW have an agreement in place to proceed with operations under the terms set by the current agreement until the ratification process is completed.
This is expected to be concluded within 30 days.
“We are pleased to have a new, tentative agreement with our partners at the USW,” said John Brett, president and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA.
The proposed agreement would expire on September 1, 2022.
David McCall, USW District 1 Director who chairs the union’s negotiations with the company, commended the leaders and members at all of the ArcelorMittal facilities for standing together.
“Through their hard work and sacrifices to improve the productivity and efficiency of our facilities, USW members earned the right to share in the company’s success,” said McCall.