Great turnout for those who fought for what we got! Lots of spirit here, God bless ’em, eh! They have been through a lot of troubles and sown many seeds on many different issues to earn the comfortable life we now reap. Much respect!

Insurance Updates:

Once your healthcare terminates you will be eligible to continue your medical, RX, dental and vision coverage for an addition 18 months at your own expense.

A  COBRA packet  will automatically be mailed out to your home from ADP COBRA Services when your insurance terminates.


Cobra cost are as follows:


Medical & RX                                                                                2017 Monthly Rate

Employee Only                                                                              $   588.83

Employee + Family                                                                       $ 1648.71


Dental & Vision                                                                            2017 Monthly Rate

Employee Only                                                                              $  50.92

Employee + Family                                                                       $ 166.82



Sub Pay


If you have exhausted your unemployment benefits, are laid off, available for work and maintained an active registration with MI Works!

you are still entitled to sub. Please continue to turn in your completed sub pay form, (SUB Pay Information Sheet) and documentation to payroll.


By fax : 906.475.3472

By email:

By Mail: Cliffs Michigan Operations, P.O. Box 2000 Ishpeming MI 49849 Attn: Payroll

Please refer to your layoff letters for termination dates of insurance and brief COBRA information.  COBRA amounts and how to sign up will be coming in the information mailed to your home.

·         Medical/Rx/Dental/Vision Insurance will terminate on «Med_Term_Date». Employees with two to nine years of service will continue to have medical and dental/vision coverage for six months from the end of the month in which you last worked. Once your coverage terminates, you will be eligible to continue your medical and dental/vision coverage for an additional 18 months at your own expense. COBRA forms from ADP COBRA Services will be mailed to your home automatically when your insurance has been terminated.

The December Union Meeting is a joint meeting.

4974’s is December 13th @ 4:00

4950’s is December 13th @ 5:00

Meal at 6:00

After you have exhausted your unemployment benefits the maximum sub

payment is $365 per week  (plus $10.00 for each dependent up to four). (Per page 4 Sub Benefit Plan Book)

Please make sure you are including your dependents on each of your sub forms.

Some laid off employees have been confusing this number of dependent field with their tax exemption status – it has nothing to do with that.


October 16th, 2016

The Economic Displacement Committee has scheduled an informational meeting on

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 @ 10 AM

The meetings will be held at:
MI Works!
1498 O’Dovero Dr. Marquette, MI 49855
(Econo Foods Parking Lot)

Information will be given on the following subjects:
1. Company Benefits
2. MI Works! Including TAA information
3. Unemployment Insurance Agency

It is highly recommended you attend.

Representatives from local Unions, Human Resources, MI Unemployment Agency and MI Works! will be on hand to answer any concerns. Packages with information will be provided for every individual affected by this layoff.

Information/Supplies you will need to bring to the meeting:
1. Personal email address
2. Driver’s License
3. Bank Routing Number and Account Number (Direct deposit is highly recommended)
4. Pen – for taking notes
We strongly encourage you to attend this meeting.