There are not “two evils.” There is one. And his name is Donald Trump.
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This is serious stuff. You and your children’s future is at stake. Don’t believe the hype(insert punctuation mark here). We’re nearing a turning point.

PREFERENTIAL HIRING

CRAFT POSITIONS

If you have completed a preferential hiring form and are interested in applying for craft positions at United Taconite or Hibbing Taconite, please apply for those positions on the Cliffs Natural Resources website.

jobs.cliffsnaturalresources.com

OR

www.cliffsnaturalresources.com

Click on Careers, Job Locations and select Minnesota Jobs

A representative from the Minnesota mines will be at NMU on Friday, September 2, 2016 administering craft written testing for those employees who qualify. If you would like to be considered for this local test date, please apply by 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The United Taconite or Hibbing Taconite Human Resources Department will contact you directly for testing if you qualify. Employees can still apply after this date but you may need to travel for testing.

The following positions are listed on the Cliffs website:

United Taconite LLC:

Maintenance Mechanic Journeyman (Plant Repairperson)

Weldor Journeyman

Electronic Technician Journeyman (performs work of Electronic Repairman and Field Electrician)

Sheetmetal Worker Journeyman

Automotive Mechanic Journeyman

Plant Operations & Maintenance Technician

Hibbing Taconite

Automotive/Diesel Mechanic

Mine/Plant Equipment Operators

A tentative agreement has been reached and will be brought back with support of your committees for a positive ratification vote. It resembles the pattern agreements of US Steel and ArcelorMittal in protecting healthcare plan design for all active and retirees. We rolled the retirees monthly premium back to a reasonable rate and continued the active healthcare without a monthly premium. Some of the positive economics of the pattern were gained at Cliffs in a signing bonus that will be paid to include our brothers and sisters shifting to a permanent layoff status this summer with the indefinite idling of the Empire Mine. We will attempt to keep the economic details in the hands of Steelworker and out of social media. A full summary will be mailed to all members for review prior to the ratification vote.

From our Facebook page

USW & Cliffs have reached a tentative agreement w/ recommendation from all 4 local union presidents. Your solidarity was key! Watch for details early next week.

NEWS ADVISORY

August 19, 2016

BOXED IN: DOCUMENTARY ABOUT “DARK STORES”

IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN MICHIGAN 

A FILM BY NMU PROFESSOR DWIGHT BRADY

 

MARQUETTE PREMIERE:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:00PM,
PETER WHITE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Emmy Award winner and NMU professor Dwight Brady has just produced “Boxed In”, a 30-minute documentary about  the “Dark Store” issue in Michigan. The film exposes how Michigan Tax Tribunal decisions have generated a windfall of tax breaks for corporate retailers while severely impacting the revenue and services of local governments.  It premieres at a special event on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Peter White Public Library (Community Room, downstairs), 7:00-8:30 P.M.  Fourteen NMU students were involved in the production.  The film airs on WNMU-TV, September 1, 8:00pm.

For more on the film including a 30-second trailer see: http://boxedin.news/

The premiere is sponsored by the Marquette County Citizens for Fair Share and the BRITE Stores.  The August 24 premiere will include comments by Professor Brady, an update on pending legislation, as well as a progress report on the Marquette community’s BRITE Stores initiative.

For more information, contact:

Kathy Carlson

Marquette County Citizens for Fair Share
(906) 361-4240 (c)
Kathleen Carlson <uprlfcoord@gmail.com>

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