Urges President Obama, Congress to Pass Employee Free Choice Act for Workers
Pittsburgh – (Apr. 3) – Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW) made the following statement in response to the latest U.S. jobless report as Congress starts a two-week recess to listen to American workers on the global economic crisis:
Today’s latest U.S. jobless report makes action by President Obama and Congress urgent to do more for America’s manufacturing workers and industry as the foundation for a true turning point in the economic crisis faced by working families.
Passage of economic stimulus legislation and the President’s budget helps lay a strong foundation for recovery that includes national health care reform, investments in growing green jobs, addressing climate change, and essential funding for education, but much more needs to be done ... more