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On Monday, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) for a new 53-month labor contract that is effective as of April 1, 2021. The new contract will cover approximately 300 USW-represented workers at the Mansfield Works steel mill.
Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to reach a new labor contract with the USW for our employees at Mansfield Works, one of our several EAF steel mills. As we have done in previous Union contract negotiations, once again the Cliffs’ team was able to expeditiously get to a deal that is fair and equitable to both parties.”
No details of the agreement have been released.
Mr. Goncalves added, “Cleveland-Cliffs sees the USW as a very important partner with a lot more in common with our Company than disagreements, and that’s why we can get deals done fairly quickly while others often struggle to find common ground with the Union. This agreement provides Cleveland-Cliffs a competitive cost structure for future success, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the USW, providing good paying middle class union jobs to our employees.”
The agreement is pending ratification by USW local union memberships. No additional details will be released at this time pending ratification.