Steel Workers Union Enters Into Agreement With Mesabi Metallics

Company Agrees Not to Interfere With Union Organization

NASHWAUK, Minn.-The United Steelworkers union has announced that they have entered into an agreement with Mesabi Metallics at the company’s Nashwauk taconite mining and processing site, which is still being built.

The agreement will allow the USW to organize the Mesabi Metallics workers into the union without interference from the company.

“The steelworkers have a long and deep history of performance on Minnesota’s Iron Range, and we are excited about giving our employees the opportunity to join the USW,” said company CEO Tom Clarke. “We are going to use much of our iron ore to bring back the domestic production of pig iron and, additionally, we will be moving high-quality pellets overseas.”

Steel workers were also pleased with the agreement.

“We are in full support of this project going forward,” said USW District 11 director Emil Ramirez. “This project is one of the largest in Minnesota’s history, and it represents approximately 350 sustainable and additive jobs to the industry.”