Striking steelworkers, mostly from Ohio and West Virginia, think Mellon Bank Corp. should intervene in a nine-month strike against Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel.

Last week 600 steelworkers held a rally at Mellon's corporate headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh. The United Steelworkers of America promises the pressure will not be off Mellon or its chairman, Frank V. Cahouet, until the bank tries to persuade the steel company to negotiate with labor.

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