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June 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
Mike Wiggins says one of the best decisions he ever made was to trade in a two-piece business suit for a flannel shirt and jeans at Nucor Corp. "Last year I made $55,000 without working any overtime," said Wiggins, who joined the steelmaker five years ago. "Before I came here, I owned my own car dealership, but I never made $50,000 in a year." Many more Nucor workers are equally satisfied. Nucor, which is based in Charlotte, N.C.
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June 16, 2001 | Bloomberg News
LTV Corp., the second-biggest U.S. steelmaker, reached a tentative agreement with the steelworkers union and a creditors' committee to avert a shutdown today of the company's steel plant in Cleveland. LTV and the United Steel Workers of America reached the agreement with a committee of unsecured creditors involved in the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the union and committee said in separate news releases Friday.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 1991 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In decades past, the prospect of a steel strike in the midst of war and recession might have set off alarms at the White House. Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon thought nothing of intervening in labor talks between the steel industry and the United Steelworkers. But the threatened strike at USX Corp., the nation's biggest steel producer, has caused hardly a ripple outside the company and its 18,000-strong union membership.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2001 | Associated Press
LTV Corp. asked a Bankruptcy Court to overturn its existing labor contract as a way to jump-start talks with the steelworkers' union over corporate restructuring plans. The Cleveland-based company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, said it will be forced to liquidate if the court rejects the proposal. The motion asks that LTV be allowed to impose its own plan for health benefits while negotiations with the union continue.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor settlements over the weekend with two big steel companies mark the early fruits of an effort by U.S. unions to exchange short-term wage benefits for long-range corporate influence--by forcing union-picked members on company boards of directors. A strike by more than 15,000 steelworkers was averted Sunday when the United Steelworkers of America tentatively approved a contract with Bethlehem Steel Corp. that will place a union-nominated member on Bethlehem's board, union officials said.
NEWS
February 3, 1991 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USX Corp. and the United Steelworkers of America reached a tentative agreement early today on a new three-year contract, averting a strike by about 18,000 union members in six states. The settlement came about 30 minutes after a midnight strike deadline and followed phone negotiations between USX Chairman Charles Corry and Lynn Williams, union president.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2001 | Associated Press
LTV Corp. asked a Bankruptcy Court to overturn its existing labor contract as a way to jump-start talks with the steelworkers' union over corporate restructuring plans. The Cleveland-based company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, said it will be forced to liquidate if the court rejects the proposal. The motion asks that LTV be allowed to impose its own plan for health benefits while negotiations with the union continue.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Arbitrator Rules for Bethlehem Steel in Wage Dispute: The ruling means employee wages and benefits will rise about 3% a year over three years, the company said. The ruling affects 11,000 members of the United Steelworkers union. The union had sought a larger increase. Bethlehem, the nation's second-largest steelmaker, is in the middle of a six-year contract with the union that called for negotiations to reopen on wages and other terms after three years.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steelworkers Approve Pact With LTV: The approval by the United Steelworkers of America eases the way for the company to emerge from six years under federal bankruptcy court protection. USW spokesman Gary Hubbard said the contract, which affects about 13,000 workers in six states, was approved by a 4-1 margin.
NEWS
May 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
Germany's largest union threatened Wednesday to spread a metalworkers' strike across eastern Germany and said that 300,000 workers have rallied in solidarity throughout the country. Leaders of the IG Metall union were scheduled to resume contract talks with employers' representatives today. There were no signs of a speedy end to the walkout that was started May 3 to press for higher pay.
NEWS
March 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Locked-out steelworkers and thousands of supporters held a noisy rally Saturday to press AK Steel to reach a contract settlement. "AK is a renegade company," Steelworkers International President George Becker told the cheering crowd. "As an evil empire, they are determined to destroy this union." About 620 local members have been locked out of their jobs since their contract with Pittsburgh-based Armco Inc. expired seven months ago.
NEWS
August 13, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steel workers in three states voted overwhelmingly for a new contract, ending their 10-month strike at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.--the longest strike of a major steel company in modern history. The labor agreement was approved 3,105-817, according to United Steelworkers district representative Santo Santoro. The strike affected workers in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The vote to ratify the labor pact means some workers will return to work as soon as today, said John R.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Arbitrator Rules for Bethlehem Steel in Wage Dispute: The ruling means employee wages and benefits will rise about 3% a year over three years, the company said. The ruling affects 11,000 members of the United Steelworkers union. The union had sought a larger increase. Bethlehem, the nation's second-largest steelmaker, is in the middle of a six-year contract with the union that called for negotiations to reopen on wages and other terms after three years.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steelworkers Reach Tentative Pact: The union said the four-year contract with Lukens Steel Co. would cover 1,150 workers in Coatesville, Pa. Andrew V. Palm, chief negotiator for the United Steelworkers of America, said the agreement includes provisions for wage and benefit increases, employment security and improvements regarding the contracting of work and in pension payments. A secret ballot vote is scheduled for Wednesday.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor settlements over the weekend with two big steel companies mark the early fruits of an effort by U.S. unions to exchange short-term wage benefits for long-range corporate influence--by forcing union-picked members on company boards of directors. A strike by more than 15,000 steelworkers was averted Sunday when the United Steelworkers of America tentatively approved a contract with Bethlehem Steel Corp. that will place a union-nominated member on Bethlehem's board, union officials said.
NEWS
May 18, 1993 | Times Staff Writer
Local union leadership in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt voted Monday to accept a compromise draft settlement worked out late last week to end the 2-week-old strike in the region's metalworking industry, but intense deliberations elsewhere effectively delayed any definitive end to the dispute.
NEWS
May 15, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first official strike in the former Communist eastern region of reunified Germany appeared to have ended Friday after metalworking industry employers agreed to meet a series of key union demands, including a 26% wage increase. The tentative agreement, reached after a marathon 21-hour negotiating session between union and employers' representatives in the large eastern state of Saxony, is expected to be quickly ratified, then accepted elsewhere.
NEWS
May 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
Germany's largest union threatened Wednesday to spread a metalworkers' strike across eastern Germany and said that 300,000 workers have rallied in solidarity throughout the country. Leaders of the IG Metall union were scheduled to resume contract talks with employers' representatives today. There were no signs of a speedy end to the walkout that was started May 3 to press for higher pay.
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