Laid-Off Iron Range Steelworker to Attend State of the Union Address

A laid-off Iron Range Steelworker will be attending President Obama’s State of the Union Address. 

Dan Hill, who is laid-off from United Taconite in Eveleth, will attend the address as Senator Amy Klobuchar’s guest. 

Hill recently spoke at a meeting last week with Klobuchar and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, urging the administration to take action to support America’s steelworkers. 

Klobuchar was instrumental in getting McDonough to meet with workers on the Range and urged him to bring the concerns of Iron Rangers and all those affected by foreign steel dumping directly to the President. 

Hill thanked Klobuchar for the invite to the State of the Union, and her support for the steelworkers. 

“We must continue to push for action to stop illegal steel dumping so American steelworkers and miners are competing on a level playing field and good Iron Range jobs are available to our children and grandchildren for generations to come,” said Hill. 

The State of the Union address will take place on January 12 at 8 p.m. 

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