U.S. Steel Corp. said Sunday it has reached an agreement with the United Steelworkers union at MinnTac in Mountain Iron and KeeTac in Keewatin. U.S. Steel and the steelworkers union tentatively agreed on a three-year contract, which would cover 1,300 employees in Minnesota. Union members are expected to vote on the agreement in the next few weeks. But negotiations continue at two other companies with Iron Range mines – ArcelorMittal and Cliffs Natural Resources.
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St. Paul restauranteur's businesses burglarized a 6th time
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Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it
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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, November 30
More than 12,000 newly reported cases.
LUSH in Minneapolis to reopen under new ownership in December
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Lace up: Indoor skating returns to US Bank Stadium this winter
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More than 1,500 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in MN
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3 killed in trio of crashes in Minnesota on Monday
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Police investigating after large fight caught on video at MSP Airport
People threw punches, broke chairs and tossed stanchions during the incident.
Driver who killed innocent man, dog while drag racing is sentenced
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Shake Shack's first drive-through to open in Maple Grove next week
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Steelworkers reach tentative agreement with AcelorMittal
A tentative agreement has been reached between U.S. Steelworkers and AcelorMittal Saturday, affecting about 300 workers in Virginia, Minn. More than 1,000 workers at United Taconite in Eveleth and Hibbing Taconite agreed to go back to the bargaining table with Cliffs Natural Resources in October.
Steel workers agree to stay on the job, contract negotiations continue
Cliffs Natural Resources and the United Steelworkers union have agreed to keep negotiating past the September 1 expiration worker's current contracts, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Both sides have agreed to a short-term extension and employees will not strike. Negotiations with ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel continue.
U.S. Steel Keetac mine expansion up for vote
Pollution officials are set to vote Tuesday on two water permits that would clear the way for U.S. Steel's $300 million expansion of its taconite mine and processing plant in Keewatin. Environmentalists said the original proposal didn't do enough to protect water, fish or wild rice. They say the latest permits -- while not perfect -- are an improvement. The company says the project is ecologically sound.
Another labor deal with mine workers reached on the Iron Range
Members of the United Steelworkers union and Cliffs Natural Resources have agreed on a new three-year labor contract, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The deal covers about 1,100 workers at ore plants in Eveleth and Hibbing. Both sides failed to reach an agreement by the Sept. 1 deadline, but agreed to a contract extension that kept the northern Minnesota plants operating while negotiations continued.
Sugar workers sidestep company, reach out to growers
Union officials for 1,300 locked-out Crystal Sugar workers in Minnesota and neighboring states have mailed letters to individual farmers that own the company. Spokesman Mark Froemke tells the Grand Forks Herald that it's time to "get back to work" as the harvest begins. Crystal Sugar officials say they don't like the move, equating it to the company negotiating directly with workers -- instead of union bosses.
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