Local 2705

Union of Hibbing Taconite Hourly Employees


The Local 2705 Women of Steel Comittee completed their First Annual Hat and Mitten Drive at the end of December.  The committee placed bins in each department for members to drop in donations of ha

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Here is a quick link to the MInnesota polling place finder.  Just click below, enter your zip code and then your street address and the site will quickly provide you with the name and address of the location where you can cast your ballot.

The primary election will be held on November 6th 2018.  We encourage all of our members to get out and vote.  The button below will take you to the Ballotpedia website where you can enter our address and it will show you who the candidates will be on your ballot.  An email address is not required.  You can then click on the name of each candidate to learn a little about them if you don't already know who they are.    

Here is where to find out who our representatives in congress are.  Just enter your zip code.  You can then go directly to the site of your representatives and send them a message concerning any issues you may have.

Recent News

I know I'm a little slow in getting some updates onto this site.  With the holdays done, I'm sure I'll be able to find some more time to keep things in order here.

EVELETH, Minn. (Nov. 1) — The United Steelworkers union (USW) today said that it welcomed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announcement that it had issued permits for a planned mining project in northeastern Minnesota.

After a lengthy review, the state DNR approved the permits for PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The USW has represented mining workers in the state for more than 75 years.

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Text received from the USW last night:

New contract w/ Cliffs is ratified by membership! 4-yr agreement has significant wage increases & maintains benefits thx to your solidarity!

Negotiating Committees from all 4 USW locals approved a Tentative Agreement with Cliffs!! Look for info on upcoming ratification meetings from your CAT Teams.

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