Stelco Lake Erie Works/US Steel Canada
Steel Hauler

Kitchener, Canada

#42 Sep 30, 2009
In the last year ive never seen so much in the steel buisness and nothing suprises me.When GM and Chrysler went Bankrupt anything is possible.You never know if Zekelman would buy up Lake side and he reaquires Atlas maybe he would buy LEW,since he was looking for a mill a few years ago............You never know.
mayday

Hamilton, Canada

#43 Sep 30, 2009
Steel Hauler wrote:
In the last year ive never seen so much in the steel buisness and nothing suprises me.When GM and Chrysler went Bankrupt anything is possible.You never know if Zekelman would buy up Lake side and he reaquires Atlas maybe he would buy LEW,since he was looking for a mill a few years ago..........You never know.
wow thats alot of info..still dont care for zekelmans ignorant comments though..thanks for the info
USS Slave

Ancaster, Canada

#44 Oct 1, 2009
Who is keeping the coke ovens idle if we are all locked out and U.S. Steel has barricades behind the gates? I hope this ends soon, because being out of work sucks. Seeing the way things are going I would love to give Lakeside Steel a chance at running the plants if the court allows them.
done

Wyandotte, MI

#45 Oct 1, 2009
USS is planning to lay off 50 or more workers they just recalled when they started the granite city mill. They still have 600 workers laid off at the great lakes mill. Yet the company is behind on customer orders. What fools! COE'S can't make the steel. Let the workers do their job. Give them a fair wage for that day of work or get out of the business of making steel!
Wolseley

Hamilton, Canada

#46 Oct 3, 2009
Article in the Hamilton spectator with Leo Gerard....

http://www.thespec.com/News/Business/article/...
going

Wyandotte, MI

#47 Oct 3, 2009
Help me to understand. Is the USW asking the court to let them take control of the mill and lakeside is asking for a force sell to them? I'm still laid off from the GLW after 12yrs working in the mill. I support the you workers. I just want to know what is going on in the courts. So can someone explain what the union is asking the court and what lakeside wants as well? Thank you!
p.s. My family's health insurance will end in december if i'm not back to work. Do you think USS cares, No! So you all hang in there and fight the good fight.
USS Slave

Ancaster, Canada

#48 Oct 4, 2009
going wrote:
Help me to understand. Is the USW asking the court to let them take control of the mill and lakeside is asking for a force sell to them? I'm still laid off from the GLW after 12yrs working in the mill. I support the you workers. I just want to know what is going on in the courts. So can someone explain what the union is asking the court and what lakeside wants as well? Thank you!
p.s. My family's health insurance will end in december if i'm not back to work. Do you think USS cares, No! So you all hang in there and fight the good fight.
From what I gather from news reports, Canada's Industry Minister Tony Clement has decided to sue USS over the closing of USS Canada's mills. He claims USS didn't live up to the employment and production commitments it signed when they took over Stelco. The main commitments were to keep approximately 3100 people employed on average and produce 4 millon tons of steel a year. Mr. Clement has asked for USS be fined $10,000 (CAD) a day until they meet their commitments. This was one of 2 punishments USS could face for not living up to their commitments. The other is a forced sale of the former Stelco which is the punishment that Lakeside Steel and Local 8782 want the courts to use. Lakeside Steel was actually a part of the former Stelco but was sold when Stelco was in bankruptcy protection. Now the former baby Stelco (Lakeside) wants to buy the big Stelco back and "bring back a Canadian icon". So far Lakeside Steel, USW Local 8782 (Nanticoke) and local 1005 (Hamilton) had filed for intervenor status in this case with the federal court of Canada a month or 2 ago and won that status. I think all that does is allow them to have a say in court so they can try and prove USS was wrong in shutting down Canadian mills.

I am a layed off Lake Erie Works worker and would like to see Lakeside buys us. USS is too anal and arrogant, they treat everyone like crap and use safety as a discipline.
USS steelmaking dummies

Ancaster, Canada

#49 Oct 4, 2009
The USW doesn't want to control USS Canada they just want USS out of Canada because they are pricks and want to make the workers work for nothing. Local 8782 supports Lakesides bid to re-aquire Stelco whereas Local 1005's president is not so trusting of another company being the so-called savior of the former Stelco. I think 1005 would like to see a company take over USS Canada and also raise awareness with the Canadian government of the need to fix the Canadian steel industry as a whole.
done

Wyandotte, MI

#50 Oct 4, 2009
USS Slave wrote:
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From what I gather from news reports, Canada's Industry Minister Tony Clement has decided to sue USS over the closing of USS Canada's mills. He claims USS didn't live up to the employment and production commitments it signed when they took over Stelco. The main commitments were to keep approximately 3100 people employed on average and produce 4 millon tons of steel a year. Mr. Clement has asked for USS be fined $10,000 (CAD) a day until they meet their commitments. This was one of 2 punishments USS could face for not living up to their commitments. The other is a forced sale of the former Stelco which is the punishment that Lakeside Steel and Local 8782 want the courts to use. Lakeside Steel was actually a part of the former Stelco but was sold when Stelco was in bankruptcy protection. Now the former baby Stelco (Lakeside) wants to buy the big Stelco back and "bring back a Canadian icon". So far Lakeside Steel, USW Local 8782 (Nanticoke) and local 1005 (Hamilton) had filed for intervenor status in this case with the federal court of Canada a month or 2 ago and won that status. I think all that does is allow them to have a say in court so they can try and prove USS was wrong in shutting down Canadian mills.
I am a layed off Lake Erie Works worker and would like to see Lakeside buys us. USS is too anal and arrogant, they treat everyone like crap and use safety as a discipline.
Thank you and good luck for you all!
going

Wyandotte, MI

#51 Oct 4, 2009
USS Slave wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I gather from news reports, Canada's Industry Minister Tony Clement has decided to sue USS over the closing of USS Canada's mills. He claims USS didn't live up to the employment and production commitments it signed when they took over Stelco. The main commitments were to keep approximately 3100 people employed on average and produce 4 millon tons of steel a year. Mr. Clement has asked for USS be fined $10,000 (CAD) a day until they meet their commitments. This was one of 2 punishments USS could face for not living up to their commitments. The other is a forced sale of the former Stelco which is the punishment that Lakeside Steel and Local 8782 want the courts to use. Lakeside Steel was actually a part of the former Stelco but was sold when Stelco was in bankruptcy protection. Now the former baby Stelco (Lakeside) wants to buy the big Stelco back and "bring back a Canadian icon". So far Lakeside Steel, USW Local 8782 (Nanticoke) and local 1005 (Hamilton) had filed for intervenor status in this case with the federal court of Canada a month or 2 ago and won that status. I think all that does is allow them to have a say in court so they can try and prove USS was wrong in shutting down Canadian mills.
I am a layed off Lake Erie Works worker and would like to see Lakeside buys us. USS is too anal and arrogant, they treat everyone like crap and use safety as a discipline.
Thanks for the info
Wolseley

Hamilton, Canada

#52 Oct 9, 2009
Canada PM Unhappy With US Steel
Link to article---->
http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-...
Hope

Hamilton, Canada

#53 Oct 11, 2009
I agree! This stupid fool CEO who wants to shut down Lakeside is nothing more than a hood ornament puppet for USSteel.Buy out Lakeside and get rid of the the competition. No more courts no more intervenor status no more problems for them.USsteel is worried , they dont like being challenged ,this is new to them and thats why we hear stupid CEOs make stupid comments in the media cause they are frustrated .Lakeside Steel would turn into Ussteel
and rust into the ground with the rest of our canadian steel plants if USSteel has their way.
This CEO wants to buy Lakeside with his visa but if he shows you his card why does the cardholder name say USSteel?We are fighting for the future of our steel industry ,our jobs and our quality of life for us and our families which USSteal is trying to take away from us and ill be damned if I am going to hand my life over to those arrogant asses without a fight!

Since: Oct 09

Hamilton

#54 Oct 12, 2009
lake erie steeler wrote:
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Hi Mayday, sorry I missed the info meeting,we just have to have patience,and hang in there.
Its tough to hang in there when you have been laid off since March. I know its tough too for the remaining workers who were locked out and didn't qualify for EI. The longer we are laid off or locked out the more I get worried USS-Less is going to just close the place down permanently and f*&^ us all over for good.

I think they would rather close the place permanently and bulldoze it, than let Lakeside or someone else buy LEW. They don't want the competition.

However we must try to hold on as long as we can and fight the good fight and hopefully these USS a--holes will get kicked out of Canada.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
steelpawn

Hamilton, Canada

#55 Oct 12, 2009
Hope wrote:
I agree! This stupid fool CEO who wants to shut down Lakeside is nothing more than a hood ornament puppet for USSteel.Buy out Lakeside and get rid of the the competition. No more courts no more intervenor status no more problems for them.USsteel is worried , they dont like being challenged ,this is new to them and thats why we hear stupid CEOs make stupid comments in the media cause they are frustrated .Lakeside Steel would turn into Ussteel
and rust into the ground with the rest of our canadian steel plants if USSteel has their way.
This CEO wants to buy Lakeside with his visa but if he shows you his card why does the cardholder name say USSteel?We are fighting for the future of our steel industry ,our jobs and our quality of life for us and our families which USSteal is trying to take away from us and ill be damned if I am going to hand my life over to those arrogant asses without a fight!
right on brother..amen
Wolseley

Hamilton, Canada

#56 Oct 13, 2009
Any one know if they still have to put aside our Severance pay with this lock out(shut down)...Thanks and cheers

Since: Oct 09

Hamilton

#57 Oct 14, 2009
Wolseley wrote:
Any one know if they still have to put aside our Severance pay with this lock out(shut down)...Thanks and cheers
I was wondering that myself. I thought we didn't get it unless the plant was permanently closed.
mayday

Hamilton, Canada

#58 Oct 14, 2009
from my understanding at the meetings severence payouts are suspended for the duration of the lockout until a contract can be ratified,at which time I'm sure most would want the job not the money..heres to hoping that comes soon as we are bleeding all of our skilled trades and our knowledgeable old timers...how will we be able to maintain our commitment to quality if nobody knows what thier doing?It is well known that LEW should be actually hiring more to have a smooth transition and a crossover of at least 5 yrs so we dont feel the hit when the boomers retire
mayday

Hamilton, Canada

#59 Oct 14, 2009
P.S how is it that U.S.steel agreed to ICA upon purchase but now that it is being used against them they say it is unconstitutional?If that were to be plausible then why would they have agreed to that in the first place?

Since: Oct 09

Hamilton

#60 Oct 14, 2009
mayday wrote:
P.S how is it that U.S.steel agreed to ICA upon purchase but now that it is being used against them they say it is unconstitutional?If that were to be plausible then why would they have agreed to that in the first place?
Because they are whiney hypocrite d*(kheads, who should just sell the Canadian plants to someone who will use them and get the hell out of this country. They must know by now no one wants them here.
Wolseley

Hamilton, Canada

#61 Oct 14, 2009
Thanks mayday for the information...These guys keep trying to pull a rabbit out of their hat and have this court case thrown out.I hope this government will see this and keep pushing them.
Cheers and Stay strong

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