Pittsburgh, PA (Northland's NewsCenter) - The United Steelworkers have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel.
In a statement, USW said it ratified the contract by a margin of about four-to-one.
The new contract gives workers a 4.5% in wage increases over the next three years, and expands the union’s influence on workplace issues such as civil rights, training, and health and safety.
The USW represents about 850,000 workers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean in a wide variety of industries, ranging from glassmaking to mining, paper, steel, tire and rubber to the public sector, service and health care industries.
The new contract runs through Sept. 1, 2015.