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U.S. Steel Lays Off Unspecified Number of Non-Union Staff

Written by Sandy Williams

U.S. Steel Corp. has made additional cuts to staff at its Indiana operations as part of its operating and organizational improvements.

Amanda Malkowski, spokeswoman for U.S. Steel, said recent cuts affect non-union employees. Said Malkowski in a statement:

“In line with the enhanced operating model and organizational structure announced in October 2019, U.S. Steel has made the difficult decision to eliminate some non-represented positions across our U.S. facilities. We are not disclosing the number of employees impacted by these actions.

“Our enhanced operating model and organizational structure and the changes associated with them are necessary to accelerate our strategic transformation into a world-competitive organization, and better serve our customers. We do not take these decisions lightly, and we have provided impacted employees with resources to aid in their transition.”

Further cuts will be made when the iron and steelmaking facilities are idled at U.S. Steel Great Lakes Works in April and when the hot strip mill rolling facility is idled later this year.

U.S. Steel faced a number of challenges last year due to lower steel pricing and weaker market conditions, as well as maintenance issues with older equipment. The company is working to streamline its operations as it focuses on the revamp of Mon Valley, completion of the EAF at Fairfield Tubular and the purchase of Big River Steel.

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