Steel

Steelworkers Rally for Fair Raises

After Not Getting a Raise in Over Three Years, United Steelworkers Union Had Enough

VIRGINIA, Minn.- Chants rang out filled with passion, and even anger. Members of the United Steel Workers union Local 1938 gathered in Virginia to protest what they feel is an insulting and unfair contract offer. “The CEOs shouldn’t live a life of luxury while the middle class worker struggles to eat and pay his bills,” said Steelworker Richard Poskarbiewicz. The proposed…

Proposed Tariffs Could Have Significant Impact in the Northland

The proposed import tariffs are 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.

DULUTH, Minn. – Experts are saying the president’s tariff could have a massive impact on our region. We spoke with a University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Economics Professor about the possible impact on consumer prices. “The only one who would gain are companies that are being protected, but protection is not the best way to make the economy better,” said UMD Economics…

Hundreds Gather for Annual Labor Day Celebration in Cloquet

The Nations Longest Oldest and Longest Labor Day Parade Kicked Off at 11 a.m. Monday Morning

CLOQUET, Minn. – Hundreds took advantage of the beautiful Labor Day weather Monday morning, making way to Cloquet for the nations oldest and longest Labor Day Parade. Many spectators lined up nearly two hours before the parade of local businesses, politicians and laborers made way down Avenue C and 13th Street. Paradegoers say they enjoy the annual event because it’s…