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Jan 1957 Layoffs at US American Steel Wire Plant in Donora Pennsylvania


Part 1 Jan 1957 Layoffs at US American Steel Wire Plant in Donora
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800 to Be Laid Off 
In Donora This Week


Part 2 Jan 1957 Layoffs at US American Steel Wire Plant in Donora Pennsylvania

 

 

Although the three-week railroad strike ended in Donora on Dec. 1 [1956], it is still having its effects on operations at U.S. Steel's American Steel & Wire Division plant.

A spokesman for the company said today that approximately 800 workers in eight separate departments will be laid off this week as a result of a temporary shutdown due to lack of orders.

The spokesman reported that the Donora Southern Railroad strike of the last month was the initial factor in the loss of orders.  He said some of the orders booked for the Donora plant last month had been given to other plants of U.S. Steel.

"We have to get more orders before we can operate on a normal schedule," he said.

 

 

Part 3 Jan 1957 Layoffs at US American Steel Wire Plant in Donora Pennsylvania  

 

The departments affected include the cleaning house, wire mill straight and cut, galvanizing, bundling room, nail mill and electric weld and shipping.

Only the  rewinding section of the bundling room will be in operation during the shutdown.  The nail mill, galvanizing  and electric weld departments will be shutdown  completely, but a token force will operate in the shipping department.

The spokesman said all of the men affected who wish and are eligible for 1957 vacations, may take part of the vacation next week or during the shutdown.  This will prevent a loss of wages in January, he stated.

Donora Local 1758, United Steel Workers of America, said employment compensation claims---for 

[See DONORA--Page 2]

 


Part 4 Jan 1957 Layoffs at US American Steel Wire Plant in Donora Pennsylvania


[Donora - From Page One\

those 800 laid off next week--will be taken from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Steelworkers Hall, Fourth and Thompson as follows:  Jan. 9 -- workers with social security numbers ending in 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
Jan. 10 -- workers with social security numbers ending in 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

 




 

 

 

 


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