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U. S. Steel 2022 CBA Negotiations

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Ratified Agreement 12/20/2022
Dear Represented Employees –

Thank you for ratifying the new four-year collective bargaining agreements that will carry us to September 1, 2026.

I appreciate the efforts of the USW and the U. S. Steel negotiations team. We took the time to reach an agreement that I believe is beneficial for you and your families, for the communities in which we operate, for our customers, for our stockholders, and for the company as a whole.

And thank you for your hard work this year. Thanks to your efforts, we are on track to deliver our second- best financial year in company history.

We felt it was important to not only recognize your hard work with a fair and responsible contract, but one that demonstrates our gratitude.

That’s why we added the $4,000 bonus to the Basic Labor Agreement. Now that the contract is ratified, we’ll get this bonus in your bank accounts as soon as possible.

Thank you for everything that you do for this company as we work to advance our Best for All® strategy.

Now let’s get back to work … safely.

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



2022 Agreement at a Glance

4-year term: September 1, 2022 through September 1, 2026
Last Updated: 12/20/2022
Full agreement 

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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%* 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


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.


Tentative Agreement - 11/08/2022
Tentative Agreement - 11/08/2022

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...

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

Dear Represented Employees,Today we submitted an updated proposal to the United Steelworkers (USW) for consideration.This proposal provides strong wage growth, strong upside opportunity and strong downside protection for our employees. We know...

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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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More news updates, view our updates page


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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This work could not be done without you. We are excited to have the most talented workers in the industry.