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Cliffs Bonus a Shot in the Arm for Workers

Written by Michael Cowden

Cleveland-Cliffs has launched a cash-incentive program across all its facilities to encourage employees to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

“The program works per site. The company will pay all vaccinated employees a cash bonus based upon the level of vaccination achieved by that site,” a Cliffs spokeswoman said.

If 85% of workers at a given mine, mill or stamping plant get their shots, each vaccinated employee at that site receives a $3,000 cash bonus.

cliffs natural resourcesThe cash bonus drops to $1,500 per vaccinated worker if the percentage of those getting their shots is 75-84.9%. And it plunges to a mere $200 if the 75% threshold is not met.

The program, which is voluntary, runs through Aug. 21, 2021, the spokeswoman said.

Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steelmaker and iron ore pellet producer in North America, according to its website. It also operates R&D centers, several tooling and stamping plants, and two tube mills.

The company has operations in Ontario and in 10 U.S. states: Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Alabama. It had 25,000 employees as of December 2020, per a company fact sheet.

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