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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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5

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