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A look at the Shelby plant on Nov. 1.

SHELBY -- The striking United Steelworkers Local 3057 workers approved the contract ratification on Thursday afternoon.

According to a message from USW Local 3057, the final tally of the contract ratification vote was 245-202. The contract was ratified.

A tentative agreement was reported Wednesday involving a new contract for Shelby's ArcelorMittal workers who went on strike at midnight Oct. 31 at the city's largest employer.

"Sisters and Brothers of USW Local 3057, we are contacting everyone tonight to inform you that we have reached a tentative agreement with the company this evening and we believe it is worthy of bringing it back to you for a vote," stated a message sent Tuesday night to members of that United Steelworkers local in Shelby.

"We were able to secure the guaranteed time off, reduction in healthcare costs, increased wages and an increase in pension (SPT)," the message from the negotiating committee went on to state.

Ahead of the pending voting, Shelby's ArcelorMittal workers remained on the picket lines on Wednesday at the Main Street and Vernon Road steel plant locations. Strikers waved at passing motorists who honked their vehicle horns in support.

The strikers were not giving interviews on Nov. 10 with questions referred to union leadership. A message was left.

About 500 workers at the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Shelby went out on strike at midnight Oct. 31 when a new contract could not be reached.

Issues included time off, pension and health care.

The strikers received picket line visits recently from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.

Attempts by the Daily Globe to reach ArcelorMittal have been unsuccessful. Another message was left Wednesday.

ArcelorMittal's website details the company's operations in Shelby.

"ArcelorMittal Shelby is one of ArcelorMittal's most diversified manufacturers of tubular products in North America," it states in part. "A part of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, ArcelorMittal Shelby serves the automotive, construction equipment, farm machinery, oil and gas tooling and service center markets."

Products made include seamless and welded precision tubes, drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) and cold-drawn tubes, the website states.

It lists the Shelby plant's building space at 1.5 million square feet on 107 acres at a site founded in 1890.

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