The Iron Ore Alliance presenting an Award to Bob Bratulich

Retired Director of the United Steelworkers District 11 Bob Bratulich

In 2023, the Iron Ore Alliance named Bob Bratulich the recipient of the Hard Rock Miners award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to Minnesota’s taconite industry. Bratulich, a retired director of the United Steelworkers District 11, and former USW Local Union President at U. S. Steel’s Minntac plant – the nation’s largest iron ore mining operation – co-founded the Iron Ore Alliance in 2013. Bratulich spent 39 years working at U. S. Steel and as a leader with the United Steelworkers.

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