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Media Advisory: USW Members to Rally Against Unfair Trade


Chinese excess steel still hurting employment at Granite City Works

GRANITE CITY, Ill., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members from three USW locals at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works will rally with their allies Thursday against the unfair trade that caused the idling of large portions of their facility. Some 18 months after U.S. Steel drastically cut back production at Granite City Works, Chinese overcapacity, particularly in oil country tubular goods, continues to interfere with getting operations back on line and workers back on the job.

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WHO: USW members and allies

WHAT: Rally against unfair trade

WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20

WHERE: Tri-Cities Labor Temple, 20th and State Street, Granite City, Ill.

WHY: Unfairly traded Chinese steel has overwhelmed the world market, hurting domestic producers and killing American jobs. Workers at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works are calling on U.S. trade officials to push back against the broken trade system that continues to jeopardize their jobs and their community.

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors. 

District 7 Sub Director – Dave Dowling, 618-670-6811
Local 1899 President – Dan Simmons, 618-580-3354
Local 50 President – Craig McKey, 618-781-5966


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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

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