National Grid is jeopardizing the safety of our communities by locking out 1,100 of its most experienced employees who are critical to ensuring safe and quality gas work in Massachusetts.

March 15, 2021 – April 6, 2021

We are happy to share with you the announcement of the Cleveland-Cliffs, Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program, designed specifically for Cleveland-Cliffs Employees. Applications will be available at:

Applications must be submitted by March 1st 2021.

Cleveland-Cliffs will open their hiring pool on 12/16/2020 at 8 a.m. If you have family who would like to be considered please follow the directions on the attached flyer.  

In Solidarity, 
Pete Trinidad Sr. 

The 9/1/18 United Steelworkers Basic Labor Agreement (BLA) provides for a profit-sharing pool of 7.5% of the company’s profits, defined as Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT).  The Company reported an unaudited adjusted EBIT of (-$270,889,703.58). As a result, there was no profit sharing generated for the pool using the Basic Labor Agreement calculations.

We are beginning to see new growth in the market place, especially in automotive and appliances. Due to these subtle, yet positive changes, we have convinced management to terminate the LMP. Next week, Employees who are in departments where production levels are still recovering, may be assigned to a temporary plant labor pool and will not be laid off since there is no longer a Layoff Minimization Plan.  

This morning, we were informed by our Chief Negotiator and International Vice President, Dave McCall that ArcelorMittal USA is being acquired by Cleveland-Cliffs. This acquisition was unanimously approved by Cleveland-Cliffs and ArcelorMittal Boards. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. This merger will allow Cleveland-Cliffs to produce 17 million tons of steel annually, making them the largest flat-rolled steel producer in North America.

The USW has negotiated a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family’s overall health and wellness. While you are entitled to make qualifying life event changes to your benefit selections at any time throughout the year, some things may only be changed during Open Enrollment. Please be on the lookout for the 2021 Open Enrollment packet which will be mailed to you in the next few weeks. Changes may be initiated between October 15th and November 5th.

As we all know, there have been challenges due to unexpected occurrences in the primary end. This week has not been an exception. Nevertheless, we will continue to do what’s best for Burns Harbor moving forward.

While we all understand outages are part of the process throughout the Plant, we also need to keep focus on day-to-day tasks which need to be addressed in order for us to remain a world class steel provider.