The President of United Steelworkers Local 9508 has been served papers in a civil lawsuit.
According to CBC news, Darren Cove was served the documents on Monday.
In the article Vale alleges that Cove defamed the company by stating that Vale treated its workers like second-class citizens.
This morning OKâlaKatigêt Radio contacted Cove regarding the lawsuit.
He says he will not provide any further comments until he consults his lawyer.