Steelworkers to Trump: Complete the Section 232 Investigation

Matthew McMullan

Matthew McMullan Communications Manager, Alliance for American Manufacturing

Remember last week when the steelworkers showed up? They were all over Capitol Hill and the Commerce Department, drumming up support for the Section 232 investigation into steel imports that President Trump began in April – and has since stalled.

No, really. The administration has put this off.

“The policy decision has been made to postpone that until the tax bill,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday. It would appear the Trump administration is afraid that possible steel tariffs will dampen support – among Republican senators! – for comprehensive tax reform.

Well. While they drag their feet, steelworkers are being pummeled by impossibly cheap imports. What does that mean in places like Ashland, Kentucky, Granite City, Illinois, Northwest Indiana, or Lorain Ohio?

Hear them speak for themselves:


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Posted In: Allied Approaches, From Alliance for American Manufacturing

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Labor Wins

From the AFL-CIO

On Tuesday, the labor movement drove historic wins for pro-worker candidates like Governor-Elect Andy Beshear in Kentucky and new legislative majorities in Virginia. Not only did union members come out to vote in droves, 270 union member candidates were elected to public office last night and counting. This adds to the total of more than 900 union members elected up and down the ballot in last year’s midterms, a product of the Union Member Candidate Program launched by the AFL-CIO just two years ago. The share of union members who won in the 2018 midterms is two-thirds. The program will continue through 2020 and beyond, electing even more union members to public office. 

“Our efforts recruiting, training and supporting labor candidates have led to the passage of pro-worker legislation from coast to coast and everywhere in between,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.


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