USW Welcomes Made in America Waiver Guidance

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444,

Increased Transparency, Consistency Vital to Promoting Domestic Manufacturing

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement today in response to the waiver guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget’s Made in America Office:

“Revitalizing our nation’s manufacturing base and, in the process, protecting and creating thousands of good, community-sustaining jobs is one of the surest ways to promote widespread economic security. We commend the Biden administration for making it a top priority.  

“Today’s guidance is an important step toward capitalizing on this potential, helping us better implement Made in America laws across all federal agencies by evaluating and streamlining the waiver process.

“When the federal government spends taxpayers’ money, we must ensure that those funds go toward supporting our domestic industries. Increasing consistency, transparency and communication around waivers will help U.S. manufacturers and workers fill these needs. 

“USW members are ready and willing to help build America’s future. We look forward to continuing to work with the Made in America Office and the whole Biden administration to ensure that they have that opportunity.” 

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

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United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222