NEW YORK The United
Steelworkers union has ratified the tentative contract it
signed last month with iron ore and metallurgical coal producer
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
The USW represents workers at
the Cleveland-based companys operations in Michigan and
Minnesota. The 37-month labor contract became effective Sept.
"The new contract will cover about 2,400 USW-represented
workers at Cliffs Empire and Tilden mines in Michigan and
its United Taconite and Hibbing Taconite mines in Minnesota,"
the company said in a statement Nov. 9.
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel