Severstal North America and the United Steelworkers will resume bargaining on a contract for 6000 workers in four states. The USW represents employees at former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel plants in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. It also covers the former WCI Steel in Warren, Ohio, and the former Bethlehem Steel-ISG plant in Sparrows Point, Maryland. Negotiations have been under way in Pittsburgh for six months. The contract expires 31 March 2009.