“Your votes are in
and counted, and we are pleased to announce that members have voted
overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with U.S. Steel.
committee was able to achieve a strong agreement thanks to you. The
solidarity of the entire membership--every member at every facility standing
together--got us here, and we owe a great deal of thanks to all of our USW
brothers and sisters.
“Our new contract
goes into effect immediately. It includes a signing bonus along with
significant wage increases (a total of 14 percent over four years) and
maintains our high-quality, affordable healthcare and strong retirement
benefits. The agreement also allows for much-needed capital investments in
“We were able to
increase the company’s contributions to our retirement plans and ensure that
healthcare remains affordable for our retirees.
“Three years ago,
we recognized that the industry was experiencing a downturn and agreed to
make sacrifices to ensure that the industry could make it through the tough
times. This time around, we knew that things were different. U.S. Steel, and
the industry as a whole, were thriving again, and we would not settle for a
“Because of your
sacrifices and your solidarity, we were able to make sure that we could
share in the company’s success and get the contract we knew we deserved.
“Thank you all
again for standing with us and being patient throughout this process. We are
looking forward to four productive years working with U.S. Steel and with
all of you to continue moving forward. Solidarity works.”