US Steel laying off 100 workers this month. First there’s no shovel-ready jobs, now there’s not even anything to make shovels with. #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) December 10, 2012
Here’s the story:
McKEESPORT, Pa. â€”
U.S. Steel is laying off more than 100 workers at its McKeesport Tubular Operations plant.
“As a result of business conditions, including the negative effect of the high level of tubular imports (many of which we believe to be unfairly traded), we are adjusting production at our McKeesport Tubular Operations. This adjustment in production will impact approximately 142 hourly employees,” spokeswoman Courtney Boone said in an email. “While we have made every effort to maintain employment levels at our operations, unfortunately we must now adjust our workforce to match our production levels.”
The United Steelworkers union has not commented on the layoffs yet.