US Steel announces it’s set to permanently layoff one thousand employees in Illinois, even with UAW strike resolved

Workers operates at the metallurgical plant. The liquid metal is poured into molds. Worker controlling metal melting in furnaces.

US Steel has announced it will permanently lay off about 1,000 employees in Illinois.

The company sent home 400 workers from the Granite City mill in September when the United Auto Workers strike began.

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski strongly condemned the move Tuesday, accusing the company of planning the layoffs before the strike.

She noted that with resumed auto production, steel prices are up, but the company has chosen to fire union workers in Illinois in order to move operations to a non-union shop in another.

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