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NATIONAL STEEL CORPORATION, UNITED STEELWORKERS IN NEGOTIATIONS

 DETROIT, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- National Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America met today at the Royce Hotel in Detroit to start early negotiations on a new contract covering approximately 7,300 represented employees at the company's three steel mills and its corporate headquarters.
 The chief negotiators, Richard P. Coffee, vice president-Human Resources of National, and Harry E. Lester, director, District 29 of the USWA, expressed interest in negotiating and approving a new contract prior to the expiration of the existing contract.
 National Steel and the USWA began negotiations on local issues on Feb. 17. These will continue to be a primary focus for the next two weeks until formal main-table negotiations begin in Pittsburgh on March 15.
 National Steel Corporation is the fourth-largest U.S. steel producer, with production facilities in Ecorse, Mich., near Detroit; Granite City, Ill., near St. Louis; and Portage, Ind., near Chicago. The company is headquartered in Mishawaka, Ind., and employs about 10,300 people.
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 /CONTACT: Robert R. Toothman of National Steel Corporation, 219-273-7552/


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