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  • 1. ARCELORMITTAL NEGOTIATIONS MEMBERSHIP UPDATE Saturday, September 8, 2012 TENTATIVE PATTERN AGREEMENT REACHED CURRENT CONTRACT EXTENDED PENDING RATIFICATION Today your Negotiating Committee reached a losses over the last few years.tentative agreement with ArcelorMittal. This Instead of approaching this round of bargainingagreement tracks the pattern, with important with a commitment to the future for both thedifferences reflecting the different structure and company and its employees and a desire to jointlyhistory of the two companies. You will be receiving identify and solve problems, ArcelorMittala detailed update in the very near future including, demanded major concessions and sacrifices from itsdates and locations for information meetings prior union workers.to the ratification vote. Management’s approach was detrimental to the From the beginning, one of the most important long-term relationship between management andissues we grappled with was retiree health care. union – and it was dumb. We have successfullyWhile this will continue to be defended our wages anda contentious issue in the pensions from management’sfuture, we believe we have attempt to drive them down –negotiated a framework that including a demand for a twowill protect ourselves as -tier system. We maintainedfuture retirees as well as our our seniority rights andcurrent retirees during this protections against the use ofcontract and put us in a good position for outside contractors. We negotiated wage increasesnegotiations three years from now. and improved our health care without making In June of this year, management made contributions. We achieved our demand for capitalirresponsible demands for major economic investments in our plants and improved ourconcessions and the elimination of many of our training programs.hard earned rights. Although management admits The incredible solidarity shown bywe have “turned the corner” on the worst economic ArcelorMittal Steelworkers has enabled us to fenddownturn that any of us can remember, they still off this serious attack by the company. We mustmade serious demands that would in fact require never forget that solidarity as we move forwardus to pay for their operating mistakes and financial into the future. Your USW Nego a ng Commi ee David McCall, Chairman  Jim Robinson, Secretary  USW District 1 Director  USW District 7 Director  Mark Granakis  Tom Hargrove  Lonnie Asher  Sheldon Gregg  USW Local 979  USW Local 1010  USW Local 1011  USW Local 1165  Indiana Harbor East, Indiana Harbor  Cleveland  Indiana Harbor West  Coatesville  Long Carbon & Riverdale  Bill Prejsnar  Ray Napoli  Mark Glyp s  Dave Bombich  USW Local 1375  USW Local 1688  USW Local 2911  USW Local 6115  Warren Coke  Steelton  Weirton  Minorca Mine  Paul Gipson  James Sanderson Lloyd Turpin  Albert Caldwell USW Local 6787  USW Local 7898  USW Local 9462  USW Local 2342  Burns Harbor   Georgetown   Conshohocken   Columbus Processing   Todd Kegley  Doug Mullen  Kinley Porter  USW Local 9231  USW Local 9309  USW Local 9121  New Carlisle  Columbus Coa ngs  LaPlace 

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