Blog Posts > ‘It’s scary’: While Hundreds of Workers Face Layoff in Brooke County, WV Lawmakers Move to Slash the Benefits They’ll Rely On
February 24, 2022

‘It’s scary’: While Hundreds of Workers Face Layoff in Brooke County, WV Lawmakers Move to Slash the Benefits They’ll Rely On

Mountain State Spotlight – Just south of Weirton, Shannon Baldauf spends her work days suited up in layers of fire-retardant clothing, climbing atop massive, blazing furnaces that purify tons of coal. Read the full article.

“It’s a heat like you’ve never experienced,” she said.

But come this summer, Baldauf and nearly 300 others who work at the Cleveland-Cliffs coke plant in Follansbee will be out of a job. The plant is closing, and Baldauf isn’t sure what comes next.

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