We’ll soon find out if an end is in sight to the lockout at U.S Steel’s Lake Erie Works.
Steelworkers Local 8782 President Bill Ferguson says his members will vote Friday on a tentative five-year agreement. Voting will take place over a 12 hour period.
Ferguson says there has been some movement by the company though it’s not “everything we’d like to achieve”.
He notes that the tentative agreement includes no wage increase and concessions are still on the table, such as the capping of holiday time for younger workers, elimination of the cost of living allowance and increased co-pays on benefits.
The lockout at U.S Steel’s Nanticoke plant started back in April.
If the offer is accepted, Ferguson expects everything to be up and running again in about two weeks.