News Sections
Steel Mill, Union Resolve Safety Dispute
Updated May 5, 2013 12:13 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(BURNS HARBOR) - Union officials and the managers of a northwestern Indiana steel mill have resolved a dispute over safety issues that had slowed steel production at the sprawling mill complex.

United Steelworkers Local 6787 President Paul Gipson tells The Times of Munster ArcelorMittal agreed to a new training program and work rules that will keep a "set of eyes" on the Burns Harbor mill's two huge slab casters that handle molten steel.

The dispute began Sunday when 10 employees invoked contract rights and refused to work at the caster job any longer because of safety concerns following the installation of new computer-controls for the process. The mill's second caster was also shut down because of their concerns.

The dispute affected about 300 employees of the mill's more than 4,000 workers.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File