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Locked out steelworkers in Nanticoke, Ont., to vote on new contract offer


July 31, 2013
By The Canadian Press

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Locked out workers at the U.S. Steel plant in Nanticoke, Ont., vote today on the company`s latest offer.

More than 900 members of United Steelworkers Local 8782 have been locked out at the Lake Erie Works since April 28.

The vote comes two days after US Steel Corp. posted a loss of $78 million in the second quarter compared to net income of $101 million in the same period last year.

Chairman and CEO John Surma said the results were affected by the ongoing lockout in Nanticoke and a slowing in global growth.

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U.S. Steel, which produces steel for everything from cars to building construction, bought Hamilton, Ont.-based Stelco in 2007.

The Lake Erie Works sites makes 2.25 million tonnes of slabs and three million tonnes of high-quality hot rolled coils per year.