February 20, 2009

Minntac to lay off half its work force

U.S. Steel Corp. has notified workers at its Minntac[,MN] mine that it will cut production in the next two to three weeks. As a result, about 50 percent of the work force — 500 union and 90 salaried management employees — will be indefinitely laid off.

Minntac, near Mountain Iron, employs about 1,100 union workers and about 180 people in salaried management positions. The mine has five taconite processing lines, but just four are operating. In the coming weeks, the number of operating lines will be cut to two.

Source: Duluth News Tribune

December 2, 2008

U.S. Steel to idle 3 plants affecting 3,500 workers

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According to MarketWatch: “United States Steel Corp. said late Tuesday that it will idle three plants over the next several weeks. The affected plants are in Keewatin, Minn.; near Detroit, Mich.; and near St. Louis, Mo. The company said it will consolidate production at other plants. About 3,500 employees will be affected by the idling.”

November 18, 2008

U.S. Steel Plans 675 Layoffs Amid Slowdown

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According to Wall Street Journal “U.S. Steel Corp., the U.S.’s largest steelmaker by production, said that it will lay off 675 unionized workers, or about 2% of its staff, due to slackening demand for steel products.”

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