Union leaders call tentative agreement well rounded with unique family-friendly benefits

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Steelworkers prepare to learn more details about the tentative agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs.

Local 6115 leaders from Minorca Mine headed home from Pittsburgh on Monday. Minorca is the only mine included in this bargaining group.

President Dave Zasadni shared, “We got a lot of positive feedback. In my opinion, everyone got something out of this contract.“

Along with a 20% wage increase over the life of the four-year contract, there are positive things for retirees and actives.

New this time is two weeks of paid parental leave and 10 days off for dealing with domestic violence issues. Zasadni said the domestic provision came out of tours of the different facilities. “At every one, this came up.”

Plus there is added coverage for fertility treatments.

Zasadni said they will be holding informational meetings for members in the coming weeks so everyone is informed before the ratification vote.

The other Cliffs mines are still negotiating.