Steel imports are up 33 percent so far this year, while even more than 20 percent of U.S. steelmaking capacity has been sitting idle.
HARVEY | Steelworkers and Allied Tube and Conduit reached a new agreement after a marathon negotiating session over the weekend, ending a week-long strike.
Demand for steel was relatively flat in the United States in 2013, but AcrelorMittal is expecting a 4 percent increase in demand and shipments this year.
HARVEY | About 460 workers went on strike Monday at the Allied Tube and Conduit plant after company management proposed changes, including freezing pension benefits and increasing out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance.
PORTAGE | USW Local 6787 has announced its endorsements of candidates for 2014 state legislative races.
I find it a bit odd that steelworkers in Gary, East Chicago, Burns Harbor and other places are financing the Northwestern University football players' fight to unionize.
An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.
GARY | A new union leader is representing thousands of steelworkers in Indiana and Illinois.
PORTAGE | For the last month, striking workers have crowded around burn barrels in subzero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions outside a steel service center.
PORTAGE | Workers have gone on strike at a steel service center in Portage.
The steel industry got a boost from strong car sales in 2013, which hopefully should continue into this year, said Susan Zlajic, manager of government affairs at ArcelorMittal USA Inc.
GARY | The nation's highest court has ruled Northwest Indiana steelworkers should not get back pay for the time they spent putting on hard hats and other protective gear before clocking in, or taking it off at the end of the shift.
The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.
ArcelorMittal has decided to reopen a Tennessee steel finishing plant it had closed three years ago because demand had dropped so much.
EAST CHICAGO | Two contractors who were injured during a fatal accident at an East Chicago steel mill remain hospitalized.
A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.
Most employees are accustomed to getting paid the moment they sit down at their desk or punch in at their workplace.
PORTAGE | John Pullan, Chet Peebly and Tommy Lowry will never be forgotten.
Steelmakers continue to struggle with weak demand, low prices and overcapacity.
The steel industry continues to struggle despite rising orders from automakers, who have added third shifts and new employees to keep pace with their turbocharged sales.
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