USW: Domestic Supply Chains Begin with Mining

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, (412) 562-2444,

(Pittsburgh) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement today after seeking clarification on the Biden administration’s position on domestic mining:

“Thousands of USW members are proud to be a part of a long mining tradition, supplying our nation with vital raw materials used in products ranging from industrial machinery to energy transmission.

“These good jobs are not only important to our members and their families but also help sustain whole communities. As we look to make long-overdue investments in our nation’s critical infrastructure, they will become even more essential. 

“The USW this week confirmed with the Biden administration that it shares this vision, that investing in domestic extraction, processing and recycling are all part of its plan to build out domestic supply chains and secure the industries and jobs of the future.

“The administration further communicated that it shares our union’s goal of fostering responsible mining practices that help safeguard our homes and communities, while continuing to create more good-paying, union jobs. 

“The United States holds vast potential to not only supply many of our upcoming needs, but also to do so in a responsible, sustainable way. The USW looks forward to working with the administration as it puts this into practice.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222