U.S. Steel, union workers ratify new contract

U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers union have agreed to a new contract that increases wages for 16,000 workers across the country, including about 1,500 employees at the Granite City Works in suburban St. Louis.

The deal comes as sales and profits rise for domestic steel producers, due in part to the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported steel.

The agreement offers a contrast to events just three years ago, when the Granite City plant was idled and hundreds of its workers were laid off in the face of sluggish demand.

The contract, which runs through Sept.1, 2022, will give workers wage increases of 14 percent over that time.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal

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