Washington, D.C.  20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                                December 2, 2008

                         United States Steel Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

       Delaware                1-16811               25-1897152
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   (State or other        (Commission File          (IRS Employer
   jurisdiction of             Number)           Identification No.)

        600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA            15219-2800
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         (Address of principal executive            (Zip Code)

                                 (412) 433-1121
                         (Registrant's telephone number,
                              including area code)


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Item 8.01. Other Events

     On December 2, 2008, United States Steel Corporation ("U. S. Steel")
announced that as a result of the company's continuing review and analysis of
market conditions and their impact on customers' orders, it is taking further
steps to temporarily concentrate North American steelmaking production at
Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh, Pa.; Gary Works in Gary, Ind.; Fairfield Works
near Birmingham, Ala.; and Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario.  As a result,
over the next few weeks the company will idle Keetac, an iron ore mining and
pelletizing facility in Keewatin, Minn.; Great Lakes Works near Detroit, Mich.;
and Granite City Works near St. Louis, Mo.  Approximately 3,500 employees will
be affected.  The unions representing workers at these facilities have been
notified of the temporary idling and Worker Adjustment and Retraining
Notification Act (WARN) notices will be filed.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

      (d)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release titled "U. S. Steel Consolidates Production for
                Greater Efficiency"


     Pursuant  to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has  duly  caused this report to be signed  on  its  behalf  by  the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


By   /s/ Larry G. Schultz
     Larry G. Schultz
     Senior Vice President & Controller

Dated:  December 3, 2008