Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2002 (Revised June 2003)

Restructuring the U.S. Steel Industry

by William E. Fruhan Jr.


Focuses on the competitive decline of the integrated steel producers in the United States from 1970 to 2002. Issues include: Should the U.S. government impose tariffs to try to protect the industry? What should labor unions do, if anything, to protect jobs and wage rates of employees in failing companies?

Keywords: Restructuring; Jobs and Positions; Labor Unions; Wages; Business and Government Relations; Integration; Steel Industry; United States;


Fruhan, William E., Jr. "Restructuring the U.S. Steel Industry." Harvard Business School Case 203-042, October 2002. (Revised June 2003.)