Sparrows Point workers approve union contract with new owner

RG Steel bought Baltimore County plant earlier this month

May 05, 2011|By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun

The United Steelworkers reported Thursday that its members had ratified a new contract with RG Steel, which bought Sparrows Point and two other steel mills earlier this year in a $1.2 billion deal.

About 57 percent of the hourly production, maintenance, office and clerical employees at the three facilities — which also include the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel facility in the Ohio Valley and the former W.C.I. Steel facility in Warren, Ohio — voted for the contract.

Mountain State Carbon in Follansbee, W.Va. and Wheeling Corrugating in Wheeling, W.Va., were also part of the deal and voted for the contract.

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