US Steel, Union Reach Tentative AgreementU.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers union have announced tentative agreement on a new contract covering about 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the country.
US Steel To Idle Part Of Minntac; 680 Layoffs ExpectedU.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs. It's the latest symptom of a downturn in the American steel industry that has taken a heavy toll on the Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota.
Keewatin Taconite Plant To Be Idled, Affecting 412 WorkersThe operator of an Iron Range taconite plant in Keewatin announced Thursday it will temporarily halt operations in May to deal with a mismatch in inventory and demand, putting 412 jobs in doubt and fanning calls for regulatory changes at the state Capitol.