The United Steelworkers union is launching a new effort to open the secret deal between U.S. Steel and the former Harper government.
The union wants the bankruptcy court judge to rule that the Steelworkers can see key aspects of the deal even if it’s not made public.
Bill Ferguson, President of Local 87-82 at Lake Erie works, says the lives of 20 thousand workers and retirees are at stake.
The Harper government always said only U.S. Steel and the Canadian branch could agree to the release of the document and they have consistently refused.
The Trudeau government has indicated it will wait for the court to decide if the deal should be made public.