USW Congratulates Trump; Calls for President-Elect to Address Crisis in Jobs and Trade

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(Pittsburgh) -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard sent the attached letter today to Donald J. Trump following his election last week as the next president of the United States. Gerard writes:

“During this campaign you spoke out vigorously for the need to bring jobs back home, to invest in domestic manufacturing, take a hard line with our trading partners and to reform our nation’s failed trade policies.  We share those goals.  Indeed, for decades – during Republican and Democratic Administrations – we have been unflinching in our advocacy for policies to promote and support domestic manufacturing and the interests of average working people.”

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