USW Praises Selection of Brad Crabtree for Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

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

United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Roxanne Brown issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that President Biden would nominate Brad Crabtree for Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management:

“The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management does crucial work for the Department of Energy, and the USW applauds the decision to nominate Brad Crabtree as its Assistant Secretary.

“We know Brad well through our mutual work with the Carbon Capture Coalition, a nonpartisan collaboration promoting the large-scale expansion of carbon reduction technologies that will ensure a sound future for industrial facilities and the millions of manufacturing and energy jobs associated with them.

“Brad understands as well as anyone how important it is to find broad stakeholder agreement – from labor to management to NGOs – on the crucial issues of energy and manufacturing. We know he will bring this same balance and dedication to his new role.”

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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