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USWA TO RESUME CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH USX

 PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) announced today that contract negotiations with USX Corp. will resume here on Oct. 14 with the parties aiming for a settlement by Oct. 29.
 The current contract expires at midnight Jan. 31. The USWA represents about 14,000 workers at USX locations in Fairfield, Ala.; Gary, Ind.; Braddock, Pa.; Clairton, Pa.; Dravosburg, Pa.; Fairless Hills, Pa.; and Mount Iron, Minn.
 "We're going to push hard to try to get a deal," said Andrew V. Palm, director of USWA District 15 and the union's chief negotiator with USX. "The union will accept nothing less than the pattern contracts negotiated with the other major steel producers and, in some areas, pattern plus."
 Under its New Directions bargaining policy, the USWA has won guaranteed employment security and full worker involvement in corporate operations, including seats on boards of directors, in six-year contracts negotiated earlier this year with the Bethlehem, Inland and National steel companies, and other, smaller steel producers.
 The union began the current round of negotiations with USX and other major steel companies in February. Efforts to reach a settlement with USX at that time were unsuccessful, and those talks ended on March 31.
 "We're hopeful the differences we had in March can be resolved this time around," Palm said.
 The USWA Negotiating Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Hyatt Hotel for a "soundoff" session. Formal talks with the company will begin the following day.
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