The United Steelworkers (USW) gave NLMK two-day notice on August 20 to redress its workers’ concerns regarding labor practices.
If the union’s demands aren’t met, it will strike at the Russian steelmaker’s Farrell plant in Pennsylvania. The union filed unfair labor charges against NLMK with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the company hasn’t held up its end of ongoing negotiations.
The Farrell plant produces pre-heat steel slabs and has a hot strip mill with an annual capacity of 1.7mn mt, at a rate of 395mt per hour.
The duration of the strike, or its impact on daily production, has not been disclosed. USW didn’t respond to queries about the planned strike from Davis Index by publication time.