Steel workers in SE Colorado temporarily laid off

Sections of EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel mill rail are marked and ready to be shipped in this undated Chieftain file photo.


About 250 steel workers laid off last month at the Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Mill in Pueblo, Colorado are expected back on the job in a few weeks.

Eric Ludwig, president of the United Steelworkers Local 2012, told the Pueblo Chieftain explained they were temporary layoffs and all let go in January should be back at work by Feb. 18.

“Production employees have been laid off temporarily and everyone has their return to work date. It’s not long-term or anything like that,” he told the paper.

The workers were informed it would be a two to four-week layoff.