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STEELWORKERS, ISPAT TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS ON REOPENING BETHLEHEM'S BRW DIVISION

 PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) announced today that negotiations will resume here next week with the Ispat Group, the Indonesian conglomerate that says it plans to reopen the former Bar, Rod and Wire Division of Bethlehem Steel Corp. (NYSE: BS) if it can reach agreement on a new contract with the union.
 Andrew V. Palm, director of USWA District 15 and the union's chief negotiator, said talks to date have been fruitless because Ispat is demanding deep concessions even though it has the resources to pay competitive wages.
 "Ispat acknowledges that it can pay competitive rates, but is unwilling to do so," Palm said following a day-long meeting Thursday with B.C. Agarwal, director of Ispat Mexicana, an Ispat Group subsidiary that is negotiating both the purchase of the BRW division and the new contract with the union.
 "Ispat is offering only half of what American producers are now paying Steelworkers for doing the same work and producing the same products," Palm added.
 Thursday's session was the first in which Agarwal or any other official of Ispat Group had participated, assigning the task instead to Ispat's American representatives. Agarwal said he will be present when negotiations resume at an as yet undetermined date.
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CO: United Steelworkers of America; Ispat Group; Bethlehem Steel Corp. ST: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York IN: MNG SU:

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