Andy BILLINGHAM, Marian HUTNAN
President meets trades unionists
Even though the trades unionists have regular meetings with Company management including the President of U. S. Steel Kosice at staff meetings organized by
them every month, twice a year David H. Lohr comes to see the members of Metalurg U. S. Steel Kosice Trades Union Council so that they can exchange experience from events within the
Company. The principal topic of discussion at the latest meeting was the Company's results for 2007 and the prospects for the end of the year. The President also answered questions from the
trades union leaders concerning the work and lives of the employees.
New managers in key positions in USS Europe
At the beginning of December this year there are going to be several changes in key positions in the commercial organizations of USS Europe (USSE). Brian Cowell is
returning to the USA to take the post of Marketing Director, working under the leadership of Rick Efkeman in Pittsburgh. Julius Lang becomes the new General Manager Marketing for USSE. Marcel
Palai is to be the new GM Technical Products, and Miroslav Maďar the new GM West Europe/Global markets. Gabriel Holub is returning from his assignment in Chicago to become the new GM Central and
East Europe. M. Maďar, J. Lang, M. Palai are changing positions within the USSK Commercial organization.
Wish-fulfillment time approaches
Christmas. It'll be here before long. We'll be choosing gifts for our nearest and dearest, which Christmas is unthinkable without. The Wishing Trees project at
U. S. Steel Kosice too, conceived by USSK President's wife Susan Lohr, the third year of which has just got under way. This has children in mind, boys and girls in foster homes also
have their own dreams and wishes. Thanks to the Kosice steelworks there are already hundreds and hundreds of foster home children who have been overjoyed to have their wishes fulfilled.
The Christmas trees which have "sprung up" this week in the traditional spots around the USSK works area will surely bring joy to some more. This year it's the
children in foster homes in Presov, Medzilaborce, Spisske Vlachy and Spisska Bela who have written down by hand their own Christmas wishes. You too can help fulfill them for them. All you have to
do, between now and December 6th, is pick a wish from one of the Wishing Trees and take the desired gift either to the Public Affairs building in the USSK Public Access Area between 6 am and 3.30
pm on working days, or to the Autumn of Life Civic Association's senior citizens' club at 24, Tr. SNP in Kosice between 2 and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. There'll be a little reward for you in
the form of a wooden angel made by the children in the Podolinec foster home, who experienced indescribable happiness from last year's gifts, but much more than that, you'll have a good feeling
and peace in your heart.
Ekotopfilm 2007 comes to Kosice
Thirty of the best films from different parts of the world dealing with issues of sustainable development are on offer to audiences of various age categories and
professional backgrounds in the seventh in the series of annual presentations in Kosice of the international festival Ekotopfilm 2007, which began yesterday, November 20th, in our city. General
sponsor of the event, whose history stretches back 34 years, is U. S. Steel Kosice. The premises of the historical town hall on Main Street are given over to this film marathon and its
accompanying events, presenting information about interesting people, life on our planet and people's relations with it, until tomorrow, November 22nd. The biggest magnet of attraction is surely
this evening's discussion session with the newest holder of the Honor of Ecotopfilm 2007 award, the Slovenian long-distance swimmer Martin Strela, who is the first person in the world to have
swum all the way down the longest river on our planet, the Amazon.