Today, the United Steelworkers have ratified a new four-year labor agreement with ArcelorMittal USA. 

The new agreement will increase wages bolster retirement provisions, improve benefits and strengthen contract language for different employees around the country. 

"After years of hard work and tremendous sacrifice to keep these facilities running and the company viable while the domestic steel industry languished through wave after wave of unfairly traded imports, it is right and just for ArcelorMittal steelworkers to share in the company's success now that the market has rebounded," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "The men and women we are privileged to represent earned these contracts by being the most efficient and productive steel making workforce in the world."

Workers for ArcelorMittal plants include 145 at the Warren coke-making plant. 

The strike was mentioned because the union leaders claimed that the company planned to cut costs at the expense of workers, retirees, and their families. 

The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply, and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.