An effort to unionize workers at the Mesabi Nugget plant near Aurora, Minn. failed last week. “It’s a big deal,” Iron Range author and blogger Aaron Brown tells MPR News editor Michael Olson.
The vote held by the United Steelworkers District 11 at the Mesabi Nugget plant near Aurora failed with 57 workers against and 21 in support of unionization. It is a rare outcome in a part of the country that has historically supported unions. Brown and Olson discuss the vote and what it says about the state of organized labor in Northern Minnesota.
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