News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Lehmans

The Holden Arboretum

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Second Northeast Ohio Steelworkers' Union files unfair labor suit
Mayfield-based PSC Metals and Aurora-based Rotek are both involved in labor disputes with USW workers
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
About 250 workers are either on strike, or locked out -- depending on who you ask
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Workers at a Northeast Ohio company are on the picket line this week after being locked out. It’s the second case of employees embroiled in contract disputes filing suit with the National Labor Relations Board. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
Second Northeast Ohio Steelworkers' Union files unfair labor suit

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:52)


Mayfield-based auto scrapper PSC Metals has locked out more than 52 workers at its Canton plant. The dispute is over healthcare, and the United Steelworkers Union has filed an unfair labor practice suit with the labor board.

A union official tells trade journal AMM that the company will use management and non-union employees to keep things running. PSC could not be reached for comment. 

PSC has already had two lockouts this year: one in Cleveland over the weekend, and one last month in Wooster.  Both of those have been resolved.

Meanwhile, about 180 United Steelworkers at Aurora bearing maker Rotek have been on the picket line for more than a year, saying the company imposed its last, best contract offer and forced a lockout.

An usual offer could end more that dispute, as the union offered last month to go back to work while negotiations continue.

Spokeswoman Kellie Harris says the offer leaves open several issues, and the company is going through the process of deciding how to respond.

"I think right now, everyone is focused on how we resolve this as quickly as possible. From the beginning, Rotek has asserted [that] this is an economic strike. We continue to feel that way.”

The two sides are scheduled for a hearing before the labor board in March. Sticking points include wages and holiday pay.
Listener Comments:

Rotek should wake up and and smell the metal chips your guilty of all charges let these people back to work


Posted by: mcanan (ravenna) on February 6, 2014 2:02AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University