The Iron Ore Alliance announced John Rebrovich as its new co-chair. Rebrovich, sub-district director of United Steelworkers (USW) District 11, will jointly lead the organisation with Chris Masciantonio, general manager – governmental affairs for United States Steel. The Iron Ore Alliance is a joint initiative between the United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel to share Minnesota’s century-long story of taconite mining. Rebrovich replaces Bob Bratulich, who is retiring after 39 years with the United Steelworkers.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with U.S. Steel on these very important initiatives that impact our members,” said Rebrovich. “The Iron Ore Alliance provides a voice for the 1,900 workers at Minnesota Ore Operations, to advance common interests – of the USW and the company – of employing, investing and protecting the environment.”
Rebrovich has worked in the iron ore mining industry since 1976, when he started in operations for Hibbing Taconite. He has served as president of Local Union 2705 as well as vice president of Minnesota AFL-CIO. Rebrovich has been a staff representative of the United Steelworkers District 11 since 1999.
“John is an outstanding leader and a great advocate for the United Steelworkers,” said Masciantonio. “I look forward to working with John to advance the mutual interests of Minnesota Ore Operations and our workforce.”