The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it has reached a tentative, four-year master agreement with International Paper (IP) after a week of negotiations over key economic issues. The agreement was reached after nearly a year of planning and strategic meetings culminating with the 80 person bargaining committee representing 15 sites meeting in New Orleans in face-to-face discussions.
“These negotiations are particularly important for our union,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. “IP is the biggest company in the sector and a leader in the global industry. The success of our local unions here sets the tone for bargaining across the industry ... more