VIRGINIA, MN – United Steelworkers say ArcelorMittal management is “provoking a work stoppage that promises to bring pain to the communities in which it operates”, according to a bargaining update on Friday.

The update stopped short of saying whether there is a panned work stoppage.

However, USW said the company’s demands for concessions may leave over 12,000 members with “little choice”. KBJR6