Monday`s deal provides for a cumulative wage increase of 14 percent over a four-year period, three sources familiar with the details of the negotiations told Reuters news agency on Tuesday. A: As with any employer, it is the union that requires a fair contract that meets the needs of its members. The company will not “give” us anything. She never did, and she never will. To achieve a fair treaty, we must be prepared to build and use our bargaining power. · In addition to the economic benefits, the agreement requires the company to invest significant investments in its domestic plants in order to maintain our state-of-the-art mills in order to compete in a global steel market. A: The union and the companies will meet to begin negotiations on July 10 and discuss local issues by mid-July, when serious negotiations will resume. The proposals are developed and discussed by both parties. Information is requested and exchanged. Some complex issues are referred to subcommittees for further discussion, such as services. B, the language of the contract, safety and health, as well as office and technology issues. The two sides chew (meet separately), make counter-proposals, test ideas, look for ways to overcome differences and find common ground. The aim is to reach an agreement that can be submitted for approval by union members.

A: Bargaining power is the union`s ability to achieve its bargaining objectives against employer opposition. It comes from our solidarity, our determination and our willingness to remain united to achieve our goals. The construction and reaffirmation of our unit enhances our ability to address our problems in the negotiation process, and this is a determining factor in the design of the final agreement. The construction of our local union and joint action lead to more bargaining power. Through the use of a Communication and Action Team (CAT), each local union can keep members informed and organize them, which will put the union in a stronger position. The exchange of information and participation in actions can send a message that we are not satisfied with the company`s proposals and that we will fight for a fair contract. A: U.S. Steel employees in the units covered and union members with a good reputation may vote on a confidential vote or refuse an interim agreement. A detailed summary of each interim agreement will be distributed and members will have the opportunity to meet with their negotiating committee members before the vote. The negotiation and negotiation committee can make a recommendation on a proposed agreement. “The strength and solidarity of ETUC membership was the key to a fair agreement,” said Tom Conway, vice president of USW International, chairman of the union`s U.S.

Steel bargaining committee. Q: How do I know what is going on at the negotiating table? “This is a historic agreement that concludes the restructuring of the steel industry after its near-bankruptcy five years ago, when a global financial crisis plunged the company into bankruptcy one after the other,” said ETC International President Leo W.