The Union can't block anything. All we have ia a successor ship clause that guarantees our rights under the current BLA. As far as Michelle Applebaum goes, another talking head reading somebody elseswork and giving her spin on it. If you know anything about antitrust laws, you would need Applebaum to tell your that monopolies are not welcome here in America, which it would be merging the largest integrated mills here. And what's wrong with American based and owned??? Buy your forign stuff and good luck!
I agree...one side note on this...its a shame that the unions are powerful enough to block a deal even though it might be in the best interest of the company and its suvival. Dont think anyone will want to buy X and have to deal with the unions and their huge debt.
The union is powerless, look what they did to 6000 employees at RG Steal. The union let Ira Rennert renege on the contract and leave it's 6000 dues paying members with no healthcare, no severance, and in the case of the old Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel employees 3 pensions were robbed from them while the so- called union stood by. Paid USW dues for 42 years-what a waste of money. USW Scam!!!