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Algoma Steel Tables Revised Best and Final Offer in Collective Agreement Negotiations with USW Local 2251

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 1:19am

MARIE, Ontario, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algoma Steel Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTL; TSX: ASTL) (Algoma or the Company) announced today that the Company has submitted a revised best and final Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) offer to the Negotiating Committee of United Steelworkers Local Union 2251 (2251), the union representing Algomas hourly employees.

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  • MARIE, Ontario, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algoma Steel Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTL; TSX: ASTL) (Algoma or the Company) announced today that the Company has submitted a revised best and final Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) offer to the Negotiating Committee of United Steelworkers Local Union 2251 (2251), the union representing Algomas hourly employees.
  • Algoma has again received notice that the 2251 Negotiating Committee has refused the offer and is unwilling to bring the offer to employees for a vote.
  • We accomplished this with USW Local 2724, whose bargaining committee and membership approved largely the same offer we have presented to Local 2251.
  • Our customer focus, growing capability and courage to meet the industrys challenges head-on, position us firmly as your partner in steel.

USW Convention to Include 3,000 Union Members, Allies

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 9:11pm

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 3,000 members and allies of the United Steelworkers (USW) union from across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean will meet next week in Las Vegas to chart the future of the largest industrial union in North America during the union's International Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas.

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  • More than 2,300 elected delegates, 600 observers, international officers and staff, and more than 100 international guests from unions in 22 countries, will gather under the banner "Everybody's Union."
  • USW International President Tom Conway will deliver a keynote address on the state of the union and the opportunities and challenges facing USW members and working families across North America.
  • Social media updates will be available at the following sites:
    MEDIA: USW-issued credentials are necessary for reporters to gain access to the convention floor.
  • E-mail Jess Kamm Broomell or R.J. Hufnagel of the USW using the information above for instructions on how to obtain credentials.

USW Backs Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - 5:05pm

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway released the following statement today in support of the Inflation Reduction Act:

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  • PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway released the following statement today in support of the Inflation Reduction Act:
    "The Inflation Reduction Act represents an important step forward for working families, making long overdue investments in ensuring a safe and healthy future for communities across our nation.
  • "Reining in health care costs for millions of Americans will help provide a respite for workers and retirees grappling with inflation, while reforming our tax system will help combat rampant economic inequality by ensuring the richest corporations are paying their fair share.
  • The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.
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USW Announces Tentative Agreement with Bridgestone

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:17pm

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has reached a tentative agreement with Bridgestone on a new master contract covering roughly 4,000 workers at the company's facilities in Des Moines, Iowa; Akron, Ohio; Bloomington, Ill.; Russellville, Ark.

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  • PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has reached a tentative agreement with Bridgestone on a new master contract covering roughly 4,000 workers at the company's facilities in Des Moines, Iowa; Akron, Ohio; Bloomington, Ill.; Russellville, Ark.
  • "We came to the table prepared to negotiate in good faith for a fair contract, and management made us fight for it every step of the way," Johnsen said.
  • "We are proud of what we have accomplished thanks to the unity, strength and solidarity of our members and activists across all of the Bridgestone locations."
  • Johnsen said that the committee will be presenting the proposed agreement to the membership for ratification.

Algoma Steel Notified by USW Local 2724 Agreement Ratified

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 9:30pm

MARIE, Ontario, July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algoma Steel Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTL; TSX: ASTL) (Algoma or the Company) reports it has been notified by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2724, the union representing its technical, professional and front-line supervisory employees, that their members have successfully ratified their collective agreement, providing an enhanced economic package for their members and importantly setting out the process to transition the workforce to electric arc steelmaking.

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  • MARIE, Ontario, July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algoma Steel Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTL; TSX: ASTL) (Algoma or the Company) reports it has been notified by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2724, the union representing its technical, professional and front-line supervisory employees, that their members have successfully ratified their collective agreement, providing an enhanced economic package for their members and importantly setting out the process to transition the workforce to electric arc steelmaking.
  • Discussions are ongoing between the Company and the hourly employees represented by USW Local 2251, and the Companycontinues to work toward reaching an agreement before the contract expires on July 31, 2022.
  • Marie, Ontario, Canada, Algoma is a fully integrated producer of hot and cold rolled steel products including sheet and plate.
  • Algoma is a key supplier of steel products to customers in Canada and Midwest USA and is the only producer of plate steel products in Canada.

Union Disgusted by Lawsuit that Threatens Hundreds of Jobs at Armstrong Flooring

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Friday, July 22, 2022 - 4:25pm

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today criticized Armstrong World Industries for its refusal to consent to the transfer of the Armstrong Flooring name that threatens to derail the sale of the Armstrong Flooring production facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to AHF Products.

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  • PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today criticized Armstrong World Industries for its refusal to consent to the transfer of the Armstrong Flooring name that threatens to derail the sale of the Armstrong Flooring production facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to AHF Products.
  • USW District 10 Director Bernie Hall urged Armstrong Flooring and Armstrong World Industries immediately to resolve their issues over trademark licensing in order for a timely closing of the sale.
  • "It would be a terrible tragedy for hundreds of good jobs to disappear because of Armstrong World's greed," Hall said.
  • "If this matter is not resolved very shortly, this historic facility and the community-sustaining jobs it provides could close its doors forever."

Groundbreaking USW Guide on 'Stop Work Authority' Will Protect Workers

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 9:00pm

PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced the publication of a new groundbreaking guide from its Health, Safety, and Environment Department.

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  • PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced the publication of a new groundbreaking guide from its Health, Safety, and Environment Department.
  • "The United Steelworkers is proud to issue this path-breaking guide," said USW International President Tom Conway.
  • "In addition, workers often face challenges, including retaliation, in their efforts to stop unhealthy or unsafe work."
  • Debra Coyle, executive director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council, the nation's longest-standing state labor-environmental alliance, said that the guide can help protect workers and communities.

Algoma Steel Reaches Tentative Agreement with USW Local 2724

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 5:30pm

MARIE, Ontario, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algoma Steel Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTL; TSX: ASTL) (Algoma or the Company) announced today that the Company has reached a tentative agreement for a new labour contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2724, the union representing its technical, professional and front-linesupervisory employees.

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  • MARIE, Ontario, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algoma Steel Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTL; TSX: ASTL) (Algoma or the Company) announced today that the Company has reached a tentative agreement for a new labour contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2724, the union representing its technical, professional and front-linesupervisory employees.
  • The Company will not be releasing details of the tentative agreement until after the Union has held its information meetings.
  • Marie, Ontario, Canada, Algoma is a fully integrated producer of hot and cold rolled steel products including sheet and plate.
  • Algoma is a key supplier of steel products to customers in Canada and Midwest USA and is the only producer of plate steel products in Canada.

USW Endorses Don Samuels in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 3:30pm

MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today proudly endorsed Don Samuels for Congress in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today proudly endorsed Don Samuels for Congress in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District.
  • USW District 11 Director Emil Ramirez said that Samuels will provide strong leadership for coalition building during a time when Minnesota and the nation need it most.
  • "Don Samuels will fight for policies based on fairness and justice when tough choices need to be made, and Minnesota workers will be proud to fight for him."
  • "The USW looks forward to helping elect Don Samuels and keeping him in office to deliver on behalf of working Minnesotans."

As West Virginians Struggle with Inflation and Rising Gas Prices, Felman Production Announces a Labor Agreement with the United Steelworkers to Increase Wages at its Letart, WV Production Facility

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 3:32pm

LETART, W.Va., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Felman Production, a Letart, WV-based metallurgy manufacturing company led by Mordechai Korf and Uriel Laber employing dozens of West Virginia workers, announced today it has reached a labor agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) and its affiliated Local Union No. 5171, ensuring dozens good-paying union jobs to West Virginians and bolstering the region's manufacturing footprint.

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  • As of July 1, 2022, the amended labor agreement includes immediate wage increases for all union workers at Felman Production's Letart-based facility.
  • The competitive-paying, family-sustaining jobs at Felman Production are great for our members, their loved ones, and the community they live in.
  • We hope with this agreement, Felman will attract future employees and sustain the current employees for years to come."
  • Vitaliy Anosov, Plant Manager at Felman Production, said:"We are pleased to have successfully negotiated this agreement with the USW.