This excerpt taken from the AKS 8-K filed Jul 24, 2006.
AK Steel and UAW Reach Competitive New Labor Accord For Butler Works
MIDDLETOWN, OH, July 21, 2006 AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said that members of the United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 3303, have ratified a new six-year labor agreement covering about 1,400 hourly production and maintenance employees at the companys Butler (PA) Works. AK Steel said UAW officials informed the company today that the new contract had passed by a significant majority. The new agreement takes effect October 1 and runs through September 30, 2012.
This new labor contract will serve our customers, our company and Butler Works employees well, said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. I commend the bargaining teams for the UAW and AK Steel for their diligence in forging this competitive new agreement more than two months prior to the expiration of the existing contract.
AK Steel and UAW bargaining teams agreed to begin early talks on June 20, and they reached a tentative agreement on July 14 after 20 bargaining sessions totaling about 30 hours of face-to-face meetings.
AK Steel said the new Butler Works contract includes, among numerous other provisions:
AK Steels Butler Works produces electrical, stainless and carbon sheet steel products. Headquartered in Middletown, Ohio, AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, as well as carbon and stainless tubular steel products, for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.
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