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Empowering Our Employees, Connecting with Our Communities

One of our most important stakeholder groups are the local communities that host our operations. We engage directly with residents, elected officials, community leaders and organizations to foster open communication and ensure we are a good neighbor. Through the ǿմý Foundation, we support important needs of our communities. Through our dedicated employees, we donate our time and expertise to meaningful causes.

Stories of Impact

Ensuring Employee Health & Safety

We strive every day to provide safe and well-maintained work environments for our employees, contractors, and visitors. Safe production is our primary core value as we continue toward achieving a zero-injury culture at our facilities. Our Health & Safety program prioritizes:

  • Monitoring and measuring our safety performance
  • Investigating incidents and implementing corrective actions
  • Sharing best practices and learnings to create opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Engaging with employees at all levels of the organization, from leadership to the shop floor
  • Benchmarking within our organization and against established industry standards

Employee & Union Engagement

The hardworking, union-represented men and women of Cliffs are the lifeblood of our Company. At Cliffs, we know that maintaining strong, positive relationships with labor unions is key to our long-term growth. We recognize and respect the right of our employees to freely associate and collectively bargain, and we do not engage in harassment, intimidation or retaliation for their efforts to bargain collectively.

More than 90% of our hourly workforce is represented by three prominent unions: United Steelworkers (USW), United Auto Workers (UAW) and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). Our employees operate and maintain our facilities, and are ultimately responsible for safely delivering a quality product internally and to our customers. Therefore, we engage with our unions as business partners, and together we have achieved a number of successes that benefit our business and our employees alike.


Union Membership

  • Union Members: 90%
  • Non-union: 10%

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We continue to foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion at Cliffs. Through our , we outline our Core Values, which include Trust, Respect and Open Communication. To Cliffs, this means encouraging and accepting different views, and supporting and advancing gender and racial diversity. Further, we do not make employment-related decisions nor do we discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We strive to make Cliffs a safe place to work for all. Harassment and/or intimidation are not tolerated anywhere in our Company, and we hope our people make a career at Cliffs doing meaningful and challenging work.

ǿմý is Official Steel Partner of Meyer Shank Racing

As the largest supplier of steel to North America’s automotive industry, it was only natural that ǿմý partner with IndyCar racing organization Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) as its official steel partner.  MSR, based in ǿմý’ home state of Ohio, boasts two championship drivers on its team – Four-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner Helio Castroneves, who drives the No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda, and Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud, who drives the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda. 

Additionally, ǿմý Tubular Components and MSR have been collaborating on leveraging the Company’s advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) tubing capabilities to MSR’s advantage.  For example,  the teams collaborated, designed and tested newer, lightweight steel shop exhaust mufflers for the MSR crew to use during vehicle maintenance (shown in inset above). 

Upcoming appearances for Meyer Shank Racing can be found at .  ǿմý looks forward to a continued partnership of automotive performance, technological innovation and checkered flags!

The ǿմý Foundation

The ǿմý Foundation

The ǿմý Foundation was established in 1962 and has been a dedicated resource for charitable giving activities in the United States for over 60 years.

The ǿմý Foundation strives to have a positive impact in the areas where ǿմý operates by partnering with and investing in non-profit organizations that enhance educational opportunities, protect and improve the environment, promote human health, and support vibrant communities.

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At ǿմý, we are committed to the communities where we operate. We know that the support of our host communities has been critical to ǿմý’ success throughout the company’s long history and we don’t take for granted the privilege of operating in these areas. That is why we seek to give back – as a company and through the ǿմý Foundation – with the investment of time and resources in the programs and people that make these great places to live, work, and play.

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