‘Windsor Hum’ finally dies down after US Steel idles Zug Island plant
Subject of intense speculation by governments and journalists on both sides of the Canada-US border since 2011.
US firms seeking Trump’s steel tariff waiver face a backlash
Companies risk being forced out of business if not excused from the 25% tariff.
Government, US Steel reach consent decree over chemical spill
Discharge contained hexavalent chromium, a toxic heavy metal that might be carcinogenic if ingested.
EPA: No significant chemical discharge from US Steel spill
Expansion joint failed in a pipe, allowing wastewater to eventually flow into a waterway flowing into Lake Michigan.
US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary
Blamed on an expansion joint that failed in a pipe at the Indiana facility.
Stelco seeks court OK to move ahead with restructuring
Proposal would preserve 2,100 jobs at the company’s facilities in Hamilton and Lake Erie.
US Steel Canada will be sold to Bedrock pending Court approval
Sale will release US Steel from all claims relating to environmental, pension and other liabilities.
Ontario, Bedrock sign MOU to aid with US Steel Canada restructuring
Aim is to protect jobs, pensions and ongoing operations at the Hamilton and Lake Erie facilities.
Ontario, Bedrock sign deal to aid with US Steel Canada restructuring
Terms of the MOU are confidential until the court process allows them to be made public.
USW calls on Trudeau, Wynne to act on deepening steel industry crisis
Union says ongoing problems at Essar Algoma, US Steel threatening up to 100,000 industry jobs.
Steelworkers say mediated talks with US Steel continue ahead of court hearing
Union is opposing company’s request for permission to stop paying certain benefits to retirees.
US Steel asks to extend protection to restructure
Unable to negotiate a sale of its Ontario operations or reach a restructuring agreement.
USW wants court to open “secret deal” between Feds and US Steel
Steelworkers union and the City of Hamilton have filed a joint motion in Superior Court.
US Steel building new Pittsburgh headquarters
Five story building will be on site of former Penguins rink and will house 800 employees.
Judge approves US Steel financing plan
Ontario government agrees not to oppose amended plan.
Ontario objects to parts of US Steel’s financing plan
Concerned about conditions attached to $185 million in temporary funding.
US Steel Canada says funding “appropriate” for sale
American parent company requires the $185 million loan be first to be repaid.
US Steel Canada files for CCAA protection
Former Stelco cites $2.4B of operating losses since 2009.
US Steel back in black for Q1
Better results reported for the flat rolled steel unit.
US Steel reports $122M loss in 4Q
Weighed down by restructuring with closing of Hamilton facilities and other costs.
OPSEU President repeats call for Ontario industrial strategy
Smokey Thomas says US Steel’s Hamilton closure is part of a larger trend that’s shrinking Ontario’s middle class.
UPDATE: Lake Erie Works steelworkers vote no to final US Steel contract
US Steel posts Q2 $79 million loss, blames labour dispute and a slow economy.
US Steel labour talks stall, 1,000 workers remain locked out
Sides divided over elimination of cost-of-living wage increases, vacation time reductions.
US Steel to lock out Nanticoke workers
Final contract offer rejected by 70% of Steelworkers Local 8782.
Unions turn to new ideas to stay afloat
Reorganizing while under seige from corporations, government.
Way cleared for Ottawa to pursue US Steel hearing
The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for a Federal Court hearing on claims by Ottawa that US Steel failed to live up to jobs and production promises it made in 2007 when it bought steelmaker Stelco.
U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers have tentative agreement
Hamilton steelworkers could be back to work after 11-month lockout at former Stelco mill
Foreign control creates economic chaos