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BREAKING NEWS - OFFICIAL: MILLSAP ELECTED DIRECTOR
District 7 Director Jim Robinson announced while attending the United Steelworkers Rapid Response Conference in Washington, that appeals he had filed contesting the November 26, 2013 International Election have been denied. As a result, the unofficial election results are affirmed:
MIKE MILLSAP - 5,892
JIM ROBINSON - 5,768
PROFIT SHARING FOR 4TH QUARTER 2013
USW International Vice President Tom Conway has informed Local 1066 that an estimated 2013 Fourth Quarter Profit Sharing payout of .70 cents an hour is expected due to our negotiated benefit being based on income from operations. The estimated payment would approximately equal a full profit sharing payment of 336.00 for the quarter.
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal Dead for Now
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke publicly with the White House Wednesday on trade policy, instantly imperiling two major international trade deals and punching a hole in one piece of the economic agenda the president outlined in his State of the Union address a day earlier.
Mr. Reid told reporters he opposed legislation aimed at smoothing the passage of free-trade agreements, a vital component to negotiating any deal, and pointedly said supporters should back down.
"I'm against fast track," Mr. Reid (D., Nev.) said, using the shorthand term for legislation that prevents overseas trade agreements from being amended during the congressional approval process. "I think everyone would be well-advised just not to push this right now."
Antidumping tariffs will keep China, India and other countries from flooding the U.S. market with hot-rolled steel for at least another five years.
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Tuesday that revoking existing duties on hot-rolled steel products from six foreign countries would cause economic damage to U.S. steelmakers and harm steelworkers, at least for the foreseeable future. The federal agency will continue to impose antidumping and countervailing tariffs on steel from China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Ukraine.
"The decision made today by the ITC is a positive step in the right direction," said U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind. "My unwavering commitment to protecting and advancing steel and manufacturing jobs throughout Northwest Indiana will continue."
The (ITC) ruled Tuesday that revoking existing duties on hot-rolled steel products from six foreign countries would cause economic damage to U.S. steelmakers and harm steelworkers, at least for the foreseeable future. -
U.S. Steel's Portage, Indiana Plant Cranking out Steel for Automakers
The former National Steel finishing facility, which the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker bought out of bankruptcy a decade ago, processes metal for cars, cans, refrigerators, highway signs, utility boxes, doors and roof shingles. The plant makes the steel -- forged 10 miles away at Gary Works -- more valuable with treatments, such as zinc coating to keep it from rusting for years.
The Contract Books have been delivered. If you have not received one yet, contact your Section Griever for a copy.
US Steel Enters Agreement
US Steel and Carpenter Enter into Agreement for Development of Lighter High-Strength Steel
Bring Jobs Home
In the past decade, 50,000 manufacturing sites closed and 6 million American jobs were lost because of outsourcing.
Should Be Made in America!
California’s Made-in-China Bay Bridge Symbol of Failure
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