Ore. steelworkers go back to work without contract

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MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Striking steelworkers have returned to work without settling a contract dispute at the Cascade Steel Rolling Mills of McMinnville.

The News-Register reports (http://bit.ly/I4dqSe) that workers disbanded picket lines on Friday.

That came three days after members of the United Steelworkers local elected a new president.

Union officials said negotiations were still under way on a new contract for the mill's 313 union workers.

The previous contract expired April 1. The plant has more than 100 nonunion workers, who have remained on the job, and it continued production on a reduced scale.

Cascade Steel is a subsidiary of Schnitzer Steel Industries of Portland.

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Information from: News-Register, http://www.newsregister.com