Jobs Are Coming Back to Steel Towns

Scott Paul Director, AAM

For years now, America’s steel and aluminum workers have faced an onslaught of foreign imports that caused tens of thousands of layoffs. Factories across America closed – 10 steel furnaces were even shut down. Blue collar communities were devastated.

But because of people like you, places like Granite City, Ill., now have hope. And there will be more steel jobs on the way.

After a nearly year-long investigation, President Trump took action on Thursday to curb steel and aluminum imports. America’s steel and aluminum workers and companies will stabilize after years of unfair competition, regain market share and even hire more workers.

Already, more than 500 people are headed back to work in Granite City, as U.S. Steel announced it will restart a blast furnace there. On top of that, this action will go a long way toward securing our national defense, as it will allow American companies to continue to provide the steel and aluminum needed to equip the military and build critical infrastructure.

None of this could have happened without you. More than 150,000 people just like you raised your voice and called on the president to keep his promise to defend American workers.

So often, people in places like Granite City are forgotten – but your willingness to act ensured that, at least today, America remembers them, and will stand up for them.

Posted In: Allied Approaches, From Alliance for American Manufacturing

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