Seeks to restore fair competition, job security for 6,000 paper workers
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) confirmed trade case petitions were jointly filed with three domestic companies today for antidumping and anti-subsidy duties against Chinese and Indonesian imports of certain types of coated paper that have eliminated thousands of domestic jobs.
“America’s working families see their jobs and future threatened by the predatory practices and unfair trade policies of China and Indonesia,” he said. “Neither the companies nor the union will tolerate being obliterated without asking our government to investigate and enforce the rules of fair trade.”
The companies involved are NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, OH; Appleton Coated LLC, Kimberly, WI; and Sappi Fine Paper North America, Boston, MA. The USW represents about 6,000 production workers at paper mills operated by all three companies in nine states ... more