United Steelworkers Union Reaches Agreement with Severstal NA Regarding Wheeling Corrugating Plant
According to an article in The State Journal, the United Steelworkers Union has appeared to have reached a settlement with Severstal North America.
The terms are that Severstal is allowed to move equipment from the Wheeling Corrugating plant in Beech Bottom as long as workers still have their jobs.
SMU reported in an earlier blog about the temporary injunction where the "USWA filed the motion Dec. 14, claiming Severstal executives were trying to divert equipment and orders from Wheeling Corrugating's plant in Beech Bottom, a union shop, to a non-union plant it now owns in Emporia, Va."
Thus, the union blocked the trucks and would not let them load the equipment. The motion for the injunction was set to be heard on December 22, 2010, but the agreement was reached before the court date.
The State Journal article reported "Union officials said Severstal will ultimately divert all orders from Beech Bottom to Emporia and eventually shut down the Beech Bottom plant.
According to the union's legal representation, Wednesday’s agreement settles the perception of Severstal leaving the Ohio Valley and taking its equipment and jobs with it."
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