Iron Range

Tomassoni comments on first working group to address unemployed mine workers

The bipartisan Working Group on Iron Range Unemployment met for the first time Thursday afternoon. House and Senate members heard wide ranging testimony from mayors, unemployed mine workers, and labor and union leadership – all sharing the same story of hard workers who’ve depended on the mines for decades – facing the end of their unemployment. Both Iron Range legislators and testifiers spoke about the need for ‘buying time’ as national leaders work on fixing the problem of illegal steel dumping.