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USW Local 1223 Members to Vote on New Contract with Esmark on Thursday

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YORKVILLE, Ohio -

New Details about the tentative agreement that has been reached between Esmark and United Steelworkers Local 1223 in Yorkville.

WTRF.com spoke to USW Local 1223 president Jerry Conners Sunday afternoon, who says they now have meeting times to explain the new contract to union members, as well as a time and place for members to vote.

"I want them to go ahead and break it down, read it, and make a determination for themselves," he says. "These could be life changing events; to accept this contract in terms of what it is now and what we were used to working for. These guys need to make that decision themselves."

Conners says USW Local 1223 and Esmark have been working on an agreement since June, and they've finally reached a contract to pass along for member review.

The explanation meeting is set for Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the fire hall in Yorkville. USW Members will vote on the contract on Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Local 1223 Hall.