United Steelworkers Union

ISHPEMING, MI--   Cleveland Cliffs, Incorporated and the United Steelworkers Union have reached a tentative contract.

If ratified, the new contract will cover about 1,800 workers at the Tilden and Empire mines in Michigan and the United Taconite and Hibbing Taconite mines in Minnesota.

Cliffs Chairman, President and CEO Lourenco Goncalves says the company acknowledges the sacrifices of its employees during recent tough times. He says now that the industry is prospering, Cliffs is looking to give workers their fair share.

CLEVELAND, OH--   Cliffs Natural Resources says its employees represented by the United Steelworkers Union at the Empire and Tilden mines have ratified a new labor contract.

The contract includes workers at the Hibbing Taconite and United Taconite mines in Minnesota. 

The three-year deal is effective retroactive to October 1, 2015 and lasts through September 30, 2018.  It covers about 2,000 USW-represented employees at Cliffs operations.