USWA Challenges $4 Million Award For AK Steel
November 19, 2002

The steelworkers union is challenging a more than $4 million jury award to AK Steel Corporation.

The penalty resulted from a ruling that the union violated its contract at the company's Mansfield mill and interfered with its business.

United Steelworkers of America International and its Local 169 in Mansfield last week asked U.S. District Judge John Manos in Cleveland to overturn the verdict or grant a new trial. They say no evidence supports the ruling.

Meanwhile, Middletown-based AK Steel filed its own motion, seeking $2 million in attorney fees and interest from the union.

About 500 union workers have been locked out of the specialty steel mill since September 1999, when it was still owned by Armco Incorporated.

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