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USW Strikes ArcelorMittal Tube Mill in Ohio

Written by Michael Cowden

United Steelworkers (USW) members at ArcelorMittal’s tube plant in Shelby, Ohio, have been on strike since midnight on Sunday, according to local media reports.

That’s when a four-year labor contract between the Luxembourg-based steelmaker and USW Local 3057 expired.

USWSticking points in contract talks include time off over holidays as well as pension and health care benefits, according to the Mansfield News Journal.

“We work seven days a week, and time off is important. We asked for Thanksgiving weekend off and Easter weekend off,” Brian Sealy, a staff representative for USW District 1, told the newspaper.

District 1 represents Ohio.

An ArcelorMittal spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment for this article.

The Shelby mill, part of ArcelorMittal’s tubular products division, employs 663 people and has annual production capacity of approximately 240,000 tons, according to a company fact sheet.

It makes seamless and welded production for a range of downstream markets including automotive, construction, distribution, farm machinery, and oil and gas.

Shelby was not included in Cleveland-Cliffs’ 2020 acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA and so remains part of ArcelorMittal.

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