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Sep 13, 2009 7:28 AM by Associated Press

Labor agreement reached at Pueblo steel mill

Workers and management at Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel mill have reached a tentative five-year labor agreement.
     
Members of United Steelworkers Local 2102 and Local 3267 were scheduled to vote on the five-year agreement on Sunday. Union and mill officials say the agreement calls for slight wage increases and other benefits, as well as profit-based incentive pay.
     
The agreement at the plant is the first negotiated with the Russia-based steel maker, which acquired the mill when the company bought Oregon Steel in 2007. A five-year agreement that ended a contentious seven-year labor dispute was set to expire at midnight Thursday.
     
The plant employs 1,000 people.

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