US Steel cutting about 750 non-union jobs

The Pittsburgh-based steel producer has about 21,000 employees in North America

This is a flag that flies outside the the United States Steel Corporation's Pittsburgh headquarters building. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Steel says it is cutting 25 percent of its non-union workforce in North America, or roughly 750 jobs.

The Pittsburgh-based steel producer has about 21,000 employees in North America and about 18,000 are represented by the United Steelworkers union at last count.

It is the latest in a series of recent jobs cuts at United States Steel Co., which is struggling with the impact of falling oil prices, increased imports from China and other factors that have hurt demand and lowered steel prices.

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