Election 2016: Members Speak Out

Jennifer Knotts
Local 979

Jennifer Knotts, 48, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, has been a member of USW Local 979 for eight years and serves on the Women of Steel committee. At ArcelorMittal, she is a maintenance technical mechanical craftsperson.

“I don’t think Trump knows exactly what he is saying about trade. He doesn’t realize how hard it is going to be to get the work done. We are still fighting for the tariffs.  The World Trade Organization is so complicated. Trump can't just go in there and demand changes. We need fair trade agreements. I don’t think he can make any "deals" with the WTO.

“Trump wants to break up unions and just wants to line his pockets.  He doesn’t pay his workers. He has contractors work on his buildings, then he declares bankruptcy and never pays them, and he just doesn’t care that they have families to feed and their own workers to pay.

Hillary has been in the Senate for years and will continue to fight for American workers. She has real plans to benefit American workers, protect our wages and bring jobs home. Her $275 billion infrastructure plan will create thousands of jobs. On top of that, throw in her manufacturing plan and her "Make it in America" plan -- all this while increasing taxes on the 1 percent and cutting taxes for the middle class.



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