Statement by USW President Leo W. Gerard
Leo W. Gerard, the International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative on the outcome of consultations with China on wind energy subsidies following a union filed Section 301 petition last September on clean tech energy issues.
"The Steelworkers Union petition and the Obama Administration's pursuit of our complaint on the Special Fund provisions brought the Chinese to the table with a commitment to end this program. That's good news for our members, U.S. companies and American workers. It needs to be followed up with continued vigilance, to ensure the Chinese keep their commitments ... more