Imports push U.S. Steel to lay off McKeesport tubular workers

There are 26 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Nov 30, 2012, titled Imports push U.S. Steel to lay off McKeesport tubular workers. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

U.S. Steel said today it is laying off more than half of the work force at its tubular plant in McKeesport, citing competitive pressure from imports.

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West Mifflin, PA

#1 Dec 2, 2012
What's next? Go forward a little, then this!
Closings

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Dec 5, 2012
The layoffs are permanent.
Entitlement Haven

Mckeesport, PA

#3 Dec 5, 2012
Closings wrote:
The layoffs are permanent.
We got to staff up and increase number of the entitlement program participants. We need more layoffs for that. Thanks to USX for their help in acheiving our 2012 objectives.
Financial Cliff

New Castle, PA

#4 Dec 23, 2012
Entitlement Haven wrote:
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We got to staff up and increase number of the entitlement program participants. We need more layoffs for that. Thanks to USX for their help in acheiving our 2012 objectives.
Who's next to lay workers off? 150 businesses?
Sign of the Times

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Dec 23, 2012
Financial Cliff wrote:
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Who's next to lay workers off? 150 businesses?
I think the gaming machine industry in the Mob Valley took a hit. Those employed to empty the machines and distribute the booty are now unemployed. The back room accountants have nothing to do since the cash flow stopped. The truck drivers employed placing the machines are history.

The McKeesport Circus will be history. The gifts to all MDC political rallies will be reduced to candy bars. No more flat screen TVs and Steeler tickets.

The SUV wheel spinner market will have the bottom fall out. No more over detailed lux vehicles.
Minus one

New Castle, PA

#6 Dec 23, 2012
Sign of the Times wrote:
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I think the gaming machine industry in the Mob Valley took a hit. Those employed to empty the machines and distribute the booty are now unemployed. The back room accountants have nothing to do since the cash flow stopped. The truck drivers employed placing the machines are history.
The McKeesport Circus will be history. The gifts to all MDC political rallies will be reduced to candy bars. No more flat screen TVs and Steeler tickets.
The SUV wheel spinner market will have the bottom fall out. No more over detailed lux vehicles.
Minus the luxury vehicle of the city solicitor DUI 716 long run road crash. Business on wheels? Gone.
DUI 101

New Castle, PA

#7 Dec 29, 2012
What business is next to announce layoffs? Any closing in the new year?
My Take on the Matter

Mckeesport, PA

#8 Dec 29, 2012
DUI 101 wrote:
What business is next to announce layoffs? Any closing in the new year?
I heard that a Walnut Street restaurant is struggling and could go out of business for that reason. I do not believe that rumor.

We eat at many of the Walnut Street restaurants and all serve fine food and seem to be doing well.
Bad job

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Dec 31, 2012
When do the rest of the workers go? Any word from concerned city workers? No? Trying to tell everyone they don't give a crap if its not them? Definitely. Mon valley crap.
One open

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Dec 31, 2012
One business opens - ten businesses close.
McKeesport usual. Nothing new. That new Dunkin Donuts is way better than Connection.
150 New Businesses

Mckeesport, PA

#11 Dec 31, 2012
One open wrote:
One business opens - ten businesses close.
McKeesport usual. Nothing new. That new Dunkin Donuts is way better than Connection.
JB's gospel said that he brought 150 new businesses to the Port, so a few closes now and then. We are still way ahead. But JB has a little difficulty naming 75 of the 150. But they are out there somewhere because JB said it
He lies

Rochester, PA

#12 Jan 1, 2013
150 New Businesses wrote:
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JB's gospel said that he brought 150 new businesses to the Port, so a few closes now and then. We are still way ahead. But JB has a little difficulty naming 75 of the 150. But they are out there somewhere because JB said it
He's a liar anyway, just a lot of lies. Some of the oldest businesses in the Port left.
Just the Facts Count

Mckeesport, PA

#13 Jan 1, 2013
He lies wrote:
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He's a liar anyway, just a lot of lies. Some of the oldest businesses in the Port left.
He knows how to play and control the press and is a master at circumventing the truth.
Town

Rochester, PA

#14 Jan 1, 2013
Financial Cliff wrote:
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Who's next to lay workers off? 150 businesses?
Tiger Town
Job loss

New Brighton, PA

#15 Jan 1, 2013
Did the Tiger Town close or still plan on closing?
papa Pittbull

United States

#16 Jan 2, 2013
Yup... they did. Jimmy and his family kept that place going inspite of the son in law. Did all kinds of business.. just mis managed.
Property

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Jan 2, 2013
papa Pittbull wrote:
Yup... they did. Jimmy and his family kept that place going inspite of the son in law. Did all kinds of business.. just mis managed.
The property was mismanaged in the first place. Other businesses tried to get a business at the Tiger Town location. The problem is the senator has favorites instead.

Do you think all the free meals and drinks to friends did it?
Mayor McCheese

United States

#18 Jan 2, 2013
It was a shame to see that idiot destroy what his wife and HER FAMILY built up. As we say in the Port... "Leave it to a Filoti" At least he was not doing drugs.
Bad part

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jan 2, 2013
WorkLink is closing by July 2013, part of a funding cut.
Taxes

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Jan 2, 2013
For every $25,000 a tax that was once a break is now $500. 12,500 income,$250 tax this year.

At least inflation is under control for now and some prices are down. Gas is cheaper, but 10 years ago was only around $2 a gallon.

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