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ramblinjim
02-05-2011, 08:32 PM
So apparently the US Steel Corporation has decided that their continuing operations is more important than letting the men and women on the shift tomorrow watch the game!

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 21398.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_721398.html)

U.S. Steel warns workers about post-Super Bowl shifts
By Associated Press
Friday, February 4, 2011


It's only natural that Pittsburgh steelworkers would want to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's Super Bowl.

But a U.S. Steel memo says workers in the Clairton, Irvin and Edgar Thomson mills who miss work Sunday or Monday "without just cause" will face "severe disciplinary action."

The United Steelworkers union has criticized the memo. A U.S. Steel spokeswoman tells a newspaper that the company doesn't comment on employee relations.

The newspaper says USW International vice president Tom Conway responded to the memo with an e-mail in black-and-gold type, the Steelers' colors that suggested adjusting schedules so volunteers who don't want to watch the game can work during it. Conway suggested lost production during Sunday's 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift could be made up later.

ramblinjim
02-05-2011, 08:33 PM
My wife works for USS down here in Washington and I keep telling her that she's working for either the Borg or the Empire. I"m not sure which.

aggiebones
02-05-2011, 08:49 PM
I can't justifythem missing a shift cause they were drunk or hungover. And I've been known to drink a beer or 10.

Frankly, I'm always to stressed during the game to drink alot and afterwards, I kinda collapse.

hawaiiansteel
02-05-2011, 08:51 PM
I'm selling all of my US Steel stock on Monday... :Hater

pittpete
02-05-2011, 09:45 PM
I'm selling all of my US Steel stock on Monday...

I would, and in 6 months buy it back again at $40 a share :Beer

ramblinjim
02-05-2011, 09:47 PM
I'm with you guys, I just think it's funny that they had to send out the memo.

hawaiiansteel
02-06-2011, 02:29 AM
The story behind the Pittsburgh Steelers logo

By Chris Chase
Sat Feb 05

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__31/ept_sports_nfl_experts-56974717-1296851245.jpg?ymtUfgEDSSUn5OXV


Two years ago, we named the Pittsburgh Steelers helmet, with its unique one-sided logo and understated traditionalism, as the "coolest in NFL history." What's the story behind the logo?

When Pittsburgh's NFL team changed its name from the Pirates to the Steelers prior to the 1940 season, there were no logos on player's helmets. It wasn't until the 1950s that designs on the sides of helmets became popular. Like much of the league, the Steelers' first design was to simply add a player's number to one side of their gold helmet.

In 1962, the Cleveland Steel Company suggested that the Pittsburgh Steelers adapt the same logo that U.S. Steel had designed for the American Iron and Steel Institute. The steelmark logo has been created to market steel to consumers and was the centerpiece of a large advertising campaigns throughout the 1950s and beyond. U.S. Steel said "steel lightens your work, brightens your leisure and widens your world," hence the three, multi-colored hypocycloids on the logo.

(Later on, some marketing folks decided to assign new meanings to the three diamonds. Each was supposed to represent the three materials used to produce steel -- yellow for coal, orange for ore and blue for steel scrap.)

Before the Steelers were able to gain permission to use the logo, the team had to gain permission to change the word "Steel" to "Steelers." Initially, the team put the logo on one side of its gold helmets in order to test out the look for the year. When the '62 Steelers finished 9-5, the team decided to keep the one-sided logo and switch the helmet from gold to black (so it would stand out more). Almost 50 years later, the logo hasn't been changed.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdo ... nfl-317087 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-story-behind-the-Pittsburgh-Steelers-logo?urn=nfl-317087)

DukieBoy
02-06-2011, 10:09 AM
US Steel bought alot of bad publicity with this move.

Does Goodell sit on their board of directors?


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Iron Shiek
02-06-2011, 01:55 PM
I guess Friday would've been a good time to schedule a vasectomy.

hawaiiansteel
02-06-2011, 03:41 PM
I'm selling all of my US Steel stock on Monday...

I would, and in 6 months buy it back again at $40 a share :Beer


Steeler Nation has already begun driving down the price of the stock... :tt2




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