Swift action called by 181 signers against predatory trade practices on green jobs
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), commended today’s release by U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI) as chair of the Ways and Means Committee, a letter to President Obama signed by 181 members of Congress urging swift mobilization of resources in support of the union’s Section 301 trade petition against China’s use of unfair trade practices to dominate the green technology sector.
“Congress is making clear that it can’t and won’t accept China’s continuing refusal to abide by its international commitments and to skirt the rules it agreed to back when their country joined the World Trade Organization (WTO),” Gerard stated.
“This congressional letter shows a substantial groundswell of support for the USW trade petition filed less than three weeks ago. It confirms with the Administration that they have the support needed to go forward with the petition and seek consultations with the Chinese to get them to dismantle all their polices that undermine our ability to expand green jobs in America and to sell our competitive products in China’s market.” ... read more