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USX, Steelworkers Reach Tentative Deal

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About two weeks before its contract is set to expire, the United Steelworkers union has reached a tentative agreement with U.S. Steel Corporation.

United Steelworker’s spokesman Gerald Dickey says the new deal offers workers more pay and benefits.

And he says there is a provision to ensure factories are kept up to date.

DICKEY: We’ll make sure that our mills are state of the art and not neglected, and if that happens we’ll be able to compete in a global steel market.

There are about 5,000 U.S. Steel employees in mills located in Northwest Indiana, with the bulk working out of U.S. Steel’s Gary works.

The current contract expires September 1.

In a statement, U.S. Steel CEO John Surma says he believes the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders.

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