Steelworkers to Spotlight Need for a Fair Contract at Continental Cement

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union’s “batlight” projector will shine Monday night and Tuesday morning to spotlight the need for a fair contract and that its members fully support the Union Bargaining Committee at Continental Cement.

Although the previous contract originally expired in May, Continental Cement union employees have continued working with and without a contract extension.

Negotiations have been slow for a new contract covering roughly 120 members of USW Local 11-205 in Hannibal, as the union bargaining committee fights off management’s unfair demands for workers to give up their voice over scheduling issues, overtime and cross training.

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

ATTN ASSIGNMENT/EDITORS: Photo Opportunities, Interviews

WHO:  USW Local 11-205 members and leaders

WHAT:  “Fair Contract Now!” batlight message to support a fair contract for workers at Continental Cement

WHEN:  5 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022 and Tuesday morning at 5:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Plant Entrance, 10107 HWY. 79, Hannibal, Missouri; Follow the batlight around town with us Monday evening.

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222