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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.

This month has started off with a new approach and different vision. We were able to report a profitable first quarter with the expectation of a rewarding second quarter to follow. Our new CEO, Lourenco Goncalves, and his Executive Management Team met with me to discuss the bright future Burns Harbor has with the Cleveland-Cliffs family. CEO Goncalves stated there were numerous projects earmarked for investment to continue the advancement of our Plant to ensure we remain competitive.

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 $106,832,880.15. As a result, there was $8,012,466.01 in profit sharing generated for the pool using the Basic Labor Agreement calculations.

Fifty years ago, on April 28th 1971, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act promising every worker the right to a safe job. Every year on this date we observe Worker’s Memorial Day. This day is to remember those who have died, been injured or made ill by their work.  It is also a day to reinvigorate all of us in our never-ending campaign to return safely home to the ones who love us the most.

Cleveland-Cliffs’ Burns Harbor, Indiana Harbor and Riverdale locations (the “Hiring Locations”) will be accepting applications for hourly bargaining unit Utility Person positions to maintain a pool of candidates for potential future job openings. The application process is open to any individual that chooses to apply. Current employees may also use this Notice to inform their relatives of the steps they need to take if they are interested in applying for future employment at any Hiring Location.

Election Results 

President
*Pete Trinidad Sr. (unopposed) 

Vice President
*Tim Dobkins 752
 
Russ "Bubba" Harris 708

Recording Secretary
Gus Sandilla 608
*Jack Tipold 827

Financial Secretary
*Ryan Kadish (unopposed)

After almost eleven years of back and forth, we are finally seeing the genesis of the highly anticipated Walking Beam Furnaces as we successfully produced Hot Band Coils yesterday in the Hot Mill out of Furnace #4. This addition to our plant did not come without sacrifice and for this, you should be commended. Moving forward, we will continue to engage the Company to agree to an interim incentive plan as we collect data to base the future incentive plan on.

The Election Committee, being diligent in performance of office duties to the membership and to the greatest extent possible, has verified each and every candidate. In order to run for an elected position, each and every candidate has been reviewed and has met the requirements set forth under Article III, Section 3; Article VII, Section 9; and under the Landrum-Griffin Act established in the International United Steelworkers Local Election manual.