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  Encyclopedia: US Steel
U.S. Steel's production peaked at more than 35 million tons in 1953; its employment was greatest during World War II in 1943, when it had more than 340,000 employees.
U.S. Steel maintained the anti-labor policies of Andrew Carnegie, who had destroyed the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers, the union that represented his employees at the Homestead, Pennsylvania plant after a massive strike in 1892.
U.S. Steel dropped its hardline anti-union stance in 1937, however, when Myron Taylor, then President of U.S. Steel, agreed to recognize the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, an arm of the CIO led by John L. Lewis.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/US-Steel   (1351 words)

 U.S. Steel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
U.S. Steel maintained the anti-labor policies of Andrew Carnegie, who had destroyed the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers union that represented his employees at the Homestead, Pennsylvania plant after a large strike in 1892.
U.S. Steel did reach an impasse with unions during World War I when under pressure from the Wilson Administration, it relaxed its opposition to unions enough to allow some to operate in certain of its factories.
The Steelworkers launched a number of long strikes against U.S. Steel in 1946 and 1959, but those strikes were over wages and benefits not the more fundamental issue of union recognition that led to violent strikes elsewhere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_Steel   (1195 words)

 Steelnet / About the SMA [body frame]
In this context, it is useful to compare the trade in steel of the US with that of the European Union, a comparable economic entity.
Although US manufacturing firms made massive investments in new technologies and vast improvements in their productivity, they have been unable to make these achievements pay off in the face of foreign products that were roughly 30 percent cheaper as a result of the overvalued dollar.
The steel import crisis, which began in 1998, was an especially acute case of the damage done to a US domestic industry by the high dollar.
www.steelnet.org /public_policy/public_policy_trade.html   (1490 words)

US steel duties may be overturned eventually, but the number of cases and the timeframe involved assure that results of an overall settlement will not be known for more than a year.
A US antidumping sunset review case was filed by Japan in February 2002, and in January 2001 Brazil filed on a US countervailing duty against carbon steel.
Following the US action to restrict steel imports on 20 March, the EU measures are designed to prevent floods of steel imports being diverted into the EU.
www.thunderlake.com /steel.html   (618 words)

 SteelMark.US - Steel Buildings - Select Series
Steel for hot rolled shapes shall conform to the requirements of ASTM Specifications A‑36 or A992, with minimum yield of 36 or 50 ksi.
Steel for built‑up sections shall generally conform to the physical requirements of ASTM 1011, A529, A572 or A36 as applicable, with minimum yield of 42, 46, 50, or 55 ksi as indicated by the design requirements.
Steel for endwall "C" sections shall generally conform to the physical requirements of ASTM 1011 Grade 55, and have a minimum yield of 57 ksi.
www.steelmark.us /specs.htm   (6171 words)

 US steel shielded from competition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Details of the proposals and their exact impact remained unclear, but were reminiscent of the US adminstration's earlier attempts to satisfy domestic constituents by making a ''whipping boy'' of multilateral trade and financial institutions, said one international finance official.
Steel plants are concentrated in key electoral states in the US Northeast and Midwest, and the 700 000-member United Steelworkers of America (USWA) so far has refused to endorse Gore's campaign.
Steel firms had complained that existing measures were cumbersome and forced them to lodge after-the-fact grievances that took a long time and had to be handled for one kind of steel at a time.
www.namibian.com.na /Netstories/Econ8-99/steel.htm   (984 words)

 US STEEL IMPORT RESTRICTIONS: Steel Action - Action Against Imports: The EU Perspective
Steel imports are an essential input for US manufacturing.
It is true that in 1998, as a result of the Asian financial crisis, US imports of steel increased by 10 million tons (falling back to an increase of 4 million tons in 1999 before increasing again in 2000).
Part of the problem is also that US states and local authorities often subsidise local steel plants to open or stay open in their area.
www.eurunion.org /partner/steeldata.htm   (846 words)

 American Institute for International Steel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
US steel producers and their erstwhile adversary, the United Steelworkers union, responded by launching a political campaign to gain a “breathing space” from import competition.
European Union steel producers, who in 1992 bore the brunt of the attack, were cited as respondents in cut-to-length plate, wide-flange beams, and stainless cases.
Just as quaint is the fact that the US government sees no contradiction in pledging vigilance on foreign subsidies one day and the next day conceding $1 billion in loan guarantees to the domestic steel industry.
www.aiis.org /html/release24.htm   (3822 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US steel tariffs
US industries that use steel, such as those manufacturing appliances and cars, have been pressing for a repeal of the tariffs, complaining that higher steel prices are eroding their profits in a generally tough environment for US manufacturing.
In late September, two reports from the US government agency, the international trade commission, said that the case was muddy and that it was difficult to determine whether the tariffs or changing market conditions were responsible for the problems of steel consumers.
Steel officials say that the restructuring effort would be undermined if the tariffs were lifted, and have accused the EU of trying to flmail the US.
www.guardian.co.uk /wto/article/0,2763,1082770,00.html   (815 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush 'set to repeal US steel tariffs'
The prospect of a damaging trade war today receded amid reports that the US president, George Bush, is poised to repeal tariffs on US steel imports.
European countries were set to retaliate against the US by imposing sanctions of up to $2.2bn (£1.2bn) on exports from the US, beginning as soon as December 15.
Steel industry officials in the UK reacted cautiously to the reports of an imminent climbdown by the Bush administration.
www.guardian.co.uk /usa/story/0,12271,1097442,00.html   (526 words)

 Asia Times: Beijing talks tough in US steel war
The stakes are not only the profits of Chinese or US steel producers, but also the scope of influence and measure of authority within the global trade club.
US steelmakers say a surge of cheap steel imports since 1998 has driven prices down, sending a score of steelmakers into bankruptcy.
News about the US tariffs touched a sore nerve with the government, which is trying to overhaul the sector and minimize the shocks of the WTO entry.
www.atimes.com /china/DC21Ad03.html   (877 words)

 US: Bethlehem Steel to terminate health and insurance benefits for 95,000 retirees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bethlehem Steel Corporation’s board of directors unanimously approved the Asset Purchase Agreement on February 9 and it will be submitted to the US Bankruptcy Court in New York in a matter of weeks for final action.
Steel companies in North America have been filing for bankruptcy in record numbers over the last five years, using the bankruptcy courts to break their contractual obligations and impose draconian cuts or outright elimination of jobs, benefits, pensions and wages of steelworkers.
Jobs in the US steel industry fell from 453,000 in 1979 to a mere 168,000 in 1995.
snde.rutgers.edu /Rutgers/Econ204/bethlehem_cuts_benefits.html   (992 words)

 ParaPundit: US Steel Industry Restructured, Cut Costs During Tariff Period
To his credit in a recent Tech Central Station essay Arnold Kling took a stab at explaining the US trade deficit problem and argues that the US might be able to shrink the trade deficit by shifting taxes from income to consumption.
So one way to explain the US trade deficit is that the rest of the world has enough fear about the stability of their own societies that they want too much in the way of US financial assets.
Japanese government purchases of US Treasuries are only part of a larger Japanese government intervention to prop up the dollar against the Yen.
www.parapundit.com /archives/001835.html   (1346 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | US steel tariffs 'break WTO rules'
And he said he hoped to work with the US on the wider problem of over-capacity in the global steel industry.
The US argues its tariffs are in line with the WTO's Safeguard Agreement, which allows countries to restrict imports temporarily if they threaten "serious injury" to a specific industry.
US Trade Representative spokesman Richard Mills said: "The steel safeguard measures will remain in place" while the ruling is being appealed.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/3059699.stm   (558 words)

 sciforums.com - US Steel
US steel is the best in the world, produced at a price the consumer likes - if the Europeans ban it they are depriving their own people of the best available product - that smacks of Communism to me, mister.
Bush slapped a 30% tariff on EU steel imports last month to protect the ailing US steel industry (oddly enough just before some important votes for the Congress in November).
US steel industry is the last group of companies to automate.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=7679   (1077 words)

 Dispute Settlement Update: Bananas; US-EC Steel
Putting the final nail in the coffin of the almost decade-old dispute between the EC on the one hand and the US and Ecuador on the other, EU agriculture ministers on 19 December adopted regulations for the EC's new banana-import regime.
As of 7 December, the US ITC announced its recommendations and views on remedies (namely measures imposed against cheaper imported goods, such as anti-dumping) to be submitted to the President by 19 December in its global safeguard investigation regarding steel imports.
US steel makers have lost more than $1 billion in 2001 through lower steel prices, and 25 steel companies went bankrupt.
www.ictsd.org /weekly/01-12-20/story2.htm   (598 words)

 Morgan Stanley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Think of the US decision to impose temporary tariffs of up to 30% on US steel imports as one more destabilizing factor to a relationship already under a great deal of strain.
US purchases of European securities in 2000 were less than one-tenth of European purchases of US assets.
US corporate assets in Europe were valued at $839 billion in 1990 and were some 13% larger than European assets in the US.
www.morganstanley.com /GEFdata/digests/20020314-thu.html   (6506 words)

 ASIL Insights: Sect. 201 Relief for the American Steel Industry
As part of that initiative the President directed the US Trade Representative, Robert Zoellick, to request the ITC to initiate an investigation under Section 201 of the effect of steel imports on the US steel industry.  The ITC initiated the investigation on June 22, 2001.
The EU initiated that process on March 7 by requesting consultations.  In its request letter to the US, the EU claimed that the US measures are in breach of the US obligations under the GATT 1994 and the Agreement on Safeguards.
They note that while US imports of steel rose significantly in 1997 and 1998, as the US claims, the value of US overall steel imports have declined by about 25 percent between 1998 and 2001- a more relevant period for the purposes of the Agreement on Safeguards.
www.asil.org /insights/insigh84.htm   (1146 words)

 About United States Steel Corporation
Steel is also involved in a number of other businesses, among them transportation (Transtar, Inc.), real estate development, technology licensing and engineering and consulting services (UEC Technologies LLC [UEC]), and leasing and financial services.
U. Steel Corporation changed its name to USX Corporation, with principal operating units involved in energy, steel and diversified businesses.
The plan resulted in the tax-free spin-off of the steel and steel-related businesses of USX into a freestanding, publicly traded company known as United States Steel Corporation -- the name of the corporation when it was established a century earlier.
www.ussteel.com /corp/about.htm   (835 words)

 US Steel Construction - US Steel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
U. Steel is a leading supplier of sheet products to a variety of building product manufacturers that serve the diverse Construction Industry.
As a customer of U.S. Steel, we hope this web site becomes your source for all the information you need to be effective in managing your steel purchases.
U.S. Steel is dedicated to becoming the premier steel supplier to the Construction Industry.
www.ussconstruction.com   (405 words)

 Building steel us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
US Steel in 1901 (incorporated on February 25) by combining the steel operations the company and the company's offices take up most of the building.
US Steel has extended into 2008 its strategic alliance with Kvaerner Songer for all construction services related to major and minor blast furnace projects.
Steel was chosen as the principal building material for two structures the US Department of Commerce reported that expenditures for building and
steel-buildings.allworldsites.com /q/steel-buildings-building-steel-us.htm   (1345 words)

 India in fresh US steel-makers' dumping suit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Washington, Feb 17: A group of US steel companies joined workers in filing anti-dumping complaints against exporters in eight countries, saying they were selling cut-to-length plate at less than fair value.
The US steel companies have launched a major campaign to raise public awareness about what they said has been a flood of cheap imports that is hurting the industry and forcing worker lay offs.
The US officials are negotiating an agreement with Russia that would limit steel imports and shelve the dumping complaint.
www.expressindia.com /fe/daily/19990218/fec18052.html   (365 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Bush lifts steel import tariffs
But in announcing that the three-year sanctions program would be ended immediately, 16 months before it was scheduled to expire, the administration insisted that the WTO ruling and the threat of retaliatory sanctions had not motivated Bush to scrap the tariffs.
Many economists said the loss of the tariffs would hurt US steel companies, but added that more US jobs probably were lost in industries, such as automotive, that rely on lower-priced overseas steel than were saved in the domestic steel industry.
The WTO ruling that US steel tariffs were illegal had cleared the way for other nations to impose their own sanctions on US goods.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2003/12/05/bush_lifts_steel_import_tariffs   (911 words)

 Steel buildings, Metal buildings used for carports, garages, shed storage factory direct from U.S. Buildings
Since this photo was taken the water has continued to destroy all of the wooden house structures and foundations to the point that the government has issued a bulldoze order.
Due to the quality and strength of the customers U.S. Building, the building was deemed structurally sound and can either be left in place or relocated to a new property.
U.S. Buildings are not only hurricane rated but can be moved when built with U.S. Buildings pre-engineered steel foundation
www.us-buildings.com   (193 words)

 St. Louis River - U.S. Steel Superfund Site -- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The US Steel Plant, Duluth Works Site, a former steel mill and coking operation, is on both the Federal National Priority List (NPL) and the State of Minnesota Permanent List of Priorities (PLP).
The U.S. Steel plant is located approximately 4 miles south- west of the Duluth Central business district in the community of Morgan Park.
In 1954 US Steel installed a settling basin, known as the Wire Mill Pond, to reduce the amount of solid pollutants entering the river.
www.pca.state.mn.us /cleanup/sites/ussteel.html   (795 words)

Interest groups among several countries, including Canada, Venezuela, the EC and Brazil are calling upon their governments to adjust their tariff structures to avoid further disruption of their markets as a consequence of the expected trade diversion.
Friends of the Earth called on European governments to ban US imports of GM food and to levy an energy tax on US goods entering Europe in retaliation for President Bush's imposition of a 8-30 percent levy on imported steel.
The EC announced it would seek compensation for approximately US$ 2.5 billion, the amount of steel trade it claims was affected by US measures.
www.ictsd.org /weekly/02-03-12/story6.htm   (276 words)

 Who would US steel tariffs benefit?- The Economic Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Steel making in the US is costly and there is no proprietary technology in the possession of US RandD labs.
Consolidation and restructuring in the US steel industry is stalled due to the fear of job losses.
Benefits to the US Steel Industry would be limited, due to strong dollar and for the fact that one-third of all imports come from the NAFTA trade partners, exempted from the tariffs.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/articleshow?art_id=3691692   (740 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Oslo threatens US in steel row   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It said the US tariffs had hit steel exports by Norwegian group Corus Packaging Plus, based in the western port of Bergen.
Despite the threat of EU sanctions against the United States, he said there was not "overall sickness" in the world trade system and was optimistic that world trade talks which collapsed in Cancun, Mexico, in September would be revived.
The European Commission approved a plan earlier this month to launch sanctions on up to $4.0 billion of US goods gradually from March 2004 unless the United States repeals disputed tax breaks for US exporters by the end of the year.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/26E92EE5-8818-4C90-ADDF-0C3AF141637E.htm   (496 words)

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