Oct. 21--CANTON -- United Steelworkers Local 1123 members rejected a tentative agreement with TimkenSteel on Friday.
The company said in a statement that it was disappointed, but anticipated talks with the union would resume in the next few days.
Local 1123, the Golden Lodge, represents some 1,650 TimkenSteel employees at three local mills: Harrison in Canton and Faircrest and Gambrinus in Perry Township.
The vote was 708 against the agreement and 574 in favor of the four-year contract, according to an update on the Local 1123 website.
The Golden Lodge told its members to report to work as scheduled.
Local 1123 also is negotiating a separate contract with Timken Co. The union represents 140 workers at Timken's Gambrinus bearings plant in Canton Township.
These are the first contract talks for Local 1123 since Timken split into separate companies in 2014.
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