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U. S. Steel 2022 CBA Negotiations

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Tentative Agreement 11/8/2022
Dear Represented Employees –

Today, we announced a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) on a new four-year contract covering approximately 11,000 USW-represented employees at our domestic flat-rolled facilities, iron ore mining facilities, and applicable tubular operations.  The tentative agreement remains subject to ratification.

I appreciate the efforts of both sides to work towards a fair and mutually beneficial agreement. We took the time to get the right collective bargaining agreement that was truly Best for All®. The agreement includes sustainable and substantial base wage increases, an appreciation bonus, a new floating holiday and increased contributions to the Steelworkers Pension Trust. It also includes active healthcare that allows you to keep the same providers. The details of the tentative agreement can be found here.

Overall, our leadership team views this tentative agreement as one that is fair and balances the interests of our stakeholders:
  • Employees, who know that when U. S. Steel does well, they do well.
  • Customers, who will continue to receive innovative, sustainable steel solutions for people and planet
  • Stockholders, who can invest in U. S. Steel with confidence that this agreement enables us to implement our strategic projects and continue to reward them with direct returns.
  • And U. S. Steel as a company, because we are well-positioned to continue implementing our long-term business strategy and generate a strong return on the sizable investments we’re making in our people and facilities.

This agreement is another example of our shared commitment to this company and our ability to find common ground.

So, what happens next? 

The ratification process typically takes several weeks.  We will announce the results of the voting upon completion. 

Right now, it’s critical that everyone remain focused on safety. Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees, and we always want this to be top of mind.

We will continue to keep you updated. 

Now let’s get back to work … safely

-Dave Burritt, U. S. Steel President and CEO

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Company Proposal at a Glance

4-year term: September 1, 2022 through September 1, 2026
Last Updated: 11/08/2022

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$4,000 In Bonus Payments

$4K appreciation bonus

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When We Do Well, You Do Well

Un-capped profit sharing
More than 21%* guaranteed base wage increases over the life of the contract

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$0.50/hour increase in hourly contributions to the SteelWorker Pension Trust
$0.10/hour increase in 401(k) contributions

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Right to choose from high-quality benefits plans with no premiums that work best for you and your family

*Compounded total increase over 4-year contract

More updates, view our company proposal page

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U. S. Steel is hosting Family Safety Days for employees and their families this summer and early fall. Click here to see recaps of Family Safety Days at Mon Valley Works, Gary Works, Great Lakes Works, Granite City and Minnesota Ore.

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A Letter from the CEO - 09/29/2022
A Letter from the CEO - 09/29/2022

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Negotiation Update - 09/27/2022
Negotiation Update - 09/27/2022

Dear Represented Employees -  We are committed to bargaining in good faith. Any suggestion otherwise is patently false. We want to reach a mutually-agreeable contract. But we need the USW to come to the table with us.The last time I wrote you...

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Collective Bargaining Agreement Extension - 09/27/2022
Collective Bargaining Agreement Extension - 09/27/2022

Dear Represented Employees - This afternoon, U. S. Steel and the United Steelworkers (USW) mutually agreed to extend the collective bargaining agreements that were scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. on September 1.Negotiations are ongoing, and...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions about U. S. Steel's 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

  • In June the local parties began the process by engaging in discussions regarding Local issues.  In July, U. S. Steel and the USW began the process to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
  • Amid strong steel demand and recent record profit sharing, U. S. Steel continues to follow our mantra: when we do well, you do well.
  • Over the next month, the USW will negotiate the terms of the contract with U. S. Steel. Topics will likely include safety, wages, health care, benefits and retirement.
  • The current collective bargaining agreement ends on September 1, 2022.
  • Amid strong steel demand and recent record profit sharing, U. S. Steel continues to follow our mantra: when we do well, you do well.
  • We are focused on keeping the business healthy while making sure our workers are among the best paid in the industry.
  • We will continue to offer exceptional, top-quality benefits. 
  • Throughout the process, we will keep employees informed via the bargaining microsite and other communications channels, such as the X-app.

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