Mine workers in Marquette County voted earlier this week on a new 4-year contract with Cleveland-Cliffs.
The results are in, and it’s overwhelmingly approved.
Members of United Steelworkers Local 4950 voted on the deal at the Empire and Tilden mines.
About 85% of them voted in favor of it.
The contract means an immediate raise of about $1.15 an hour, with guaranteed 4% raises every year of the deal.
There’s also a $6,000 signing bonus for anyone who started working at the mines before September 1st.
Increased dental and health benefits, and a profit-sharing plan, have been added as well.
Both CCI mines in Minnesota passed the contract, too.