US Dept. of Commerce rules in favor of MN steelworkers over illegal steel dumping

By KBJR News 1

July 12, 2014 Updated Jul 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The US Department of Commerce has ruled in favor of Minnesota workers whose jobs were at risk due to illegal dumping of steel in the US.

More than two thousand workers in the mining and steel sectors on the Iron Range came together last month to demand action to save jobs.

Governor Mark Dayton and state lawmakers urged Commerce officials and the President to enforce the law.

The US Department of Commerce found nine countries are illegally dumping steel goods into the US that are used in oil and gas fracking drilling.

Governor Dayton said the decision is a huge victory for Minnesota steelworkers.