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Workers Ratify New Three Year Contract With Cleveland-Cliffs

Workers represented by The United Steel-Workers Union have agreed to a new three year contract with Cleveland-Cliffs. The contract will cover approximately 430 employees at the Cleveland-Cliffs Northshore facility. While the details of the new contract are not available as of this writing, Lourenco Goncalves, President and CEO of Cliffs stated “the United Steelworkers have demonstrated their unwavering support for Cleveland-Cliffs throughout the years and this new agreement for Northland further strengthens our collaborative partnership”. 

Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest manufacturer of iron ore pellets in North America and is the largest supplier of steel to the automotive industry in the U.S. Overall, the company, headquartered in Cleveland Ohio, employs around 27,000 people at its facilities in the United States and Canada.

The company reported a net income of $356 million for the second quarter of 2023 following a reported $42 million loss from the previous quarter. Cliffs idled workers for almost one year in 2022 but resumed operations earlier this year.

Rick Evans
Rick Evans
My wife, Marsha Kinzer (a proud DEHS Greyhound, class of ‘77) introduced me to the North Shore on vacation in 2012. It became our regular escape when the stress of our careers in education became overwhelming, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the nice people, and “salad” containing Jell-o and marshmallows. So you can either blame or thank my loving wife for my being here, because when we needed to choose a retirement hometown, Marsha advocated hard for her beloved Duluth, and here we are, six months later. Yes, this will be my first northern Minnesota winter. Yes, I welcome thoughts and prayers. Government, public policy, and social justice weighed heavily in the curriculums I taught at the high school level over a thirty-eight year career. In addition, we were a laboratory school focused on critical thinking in conjunction with technical and scientific writing. So when I found myself adrift on the great ocean of retirement and spied a raft, I jumped at the chance to take up what I’d left behind…minus the bad teachers’ lounge coffee. My position at the NSJ allows me to combine my passions for government and writing, and it’s helping me to feel less out of touch in new surroundings. When I’m not being “Cubby” (Marsha’s favorite new nickname for this green reporter) I enjoy pointing at eagles and saying, “Look, honey. There’s an eagle.” I’ve had an active side hustle as a professional musician for almost as many years as Charlie Parr. As a guitarist/singer/songwriter, I graced the stages of clubs and festivals around southern Wisconsin, including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion. Should I even mention A Prairie Home Companion, or am I the only one here old enough to remember what that is? Look! An eagle!
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