Steelworkers boosting tech skills to get back to work

Jan 4, 2017
Laid off steel workers in Illinois find decades of experience may not be enough.
Martin Oliver worked in the steel mill in Granite City, Illinois for 22 years before he was laid off last year. Now he's training to use computer-driven machine he hopes will make him competitive in the job market again.
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Can Trump keep his big promises on steel jobs?

Dec 16, 2016
Laid off steel workers in Illinois are hoping a new administration will bring positive change.
David Holzman, center, sits with fellow laid off steel workers ahead of a union meeting in Granite City. In southwestern Illinois, the steel industry has been an anchor in the community for decades.
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Some Minnesota iron mine workers prepare for uncertain future

Dec 8, 2016
After being laid off for 18 months, some mine workers start training for other jobs.
David Meyer is one of several laid off mineworkers from Keewatin Taconite enrolled in the Industrial Systems Technology program at Hibbing Community College. 
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Why Donald Trump is going after union leader Chuck Jones on Twitter

Dec 8, 2016
Jones has been a critic of Trump's deal to save jobs in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 01: Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence greeets President-elect Donald Trump as he takes the stage to speak to workers at Carrier air conditioning and heating on December 1, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
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Should steelworkers get paid to get dressed? The Supreme Court will rule on it

Oct 14, 2013
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that hinges on the definition of clothing.

Unemployed steelworker is back in a job

May 14, 2013
One small economic data point: a steelworker in the Midwest, back on the job.

The sequester cuts and a steelworker's job prospects

May 2, 2013
It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.

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