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American Workers Crushed Under China’s Deliberate Overproduction

I went to Washington, D.C., last week to ask trade experts and lawmakers to stop the relentless, lawless, callous dumping of Chinese steel, aluminum, paper, rubber, glass, chemicals and other products, which has closed mills, killed jobs, destroyed lives, devastated American communities and imperiled national security. American steel is made in the most efficient, cost-effective mills in the world by the most skilled, productive workers anywhere. That’s a fact. It’s a fact that steel executives testified to last week in hearings conducted by members of Congress and trade law enforcers. We want the trade enforcers and Congress to stop the dumping and to force China to dramatically cut its ste

U.S. Steel lays off 25 percent of salaried employees

Joseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, (219) 933-3316 Updated 57 min ago U.S. Steel, one of Northwest Indiana's largest employers, on Wednesday laid off around 25 percent of its salaried workforce, including at local steel mills. "This is part of the ongoing adjustment to staff levels and operations due to challenging market conditions, including fluctuating oil prices, reduced rig counts, depressed steel prices and unfairly traded imports," said U.S. Steel spokeswoman Sarah Cassella. U.S. Steel, which lost $1.5 billion last year amid a global import crisis, did not disclose exactly how many workers were laid off at each location, or overall. They were managers, supervisors and other whit

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