Steelworkers announce new deal with ArcelorMittal

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal USA have announced a tentative agreement on a three-year contract covering nearly 14,000 workers in eight states.

The union told members Saturday that they would be getting details of the settlement and informational meetings before a ratification vote. Officials say the current contract, which expired Sept. 1, would be extended until the new ratification date.

The union says health care for both current and future retirees would be protected. The union says it won wage increases and improved health care for current workers and rejected management's calls for two-tier wage and pension systems and maintained seniority rights and protections against use of outside contractors.

ArcelorMittal says it is pleased to have "a fair and equitable outcome without disruption to our business operations."

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