Enforcing our trade laws supports American jobs

Posted by TGarland on 05/29/2014

American steel jobs are in jeopardy due to a surge of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) imports, primarily from South Korea. Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul and Rob Scott of the Economic Policy Institute joined The Ed Show last night to bring that message to the national political conversation.

Said Paul:

I’m going to be down in Lone Star, Texas on Monday. We’re going down there to say with Texans: look, no matter what party you are, you gotta believe in American jobs and support American manufacturing.

This month, 57 Democratic and Republican Senators sent a letter to the Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker urging a thorough investigation of the dumping of OCTG steel pipe in the U.S. market by South Korea.

So what happens if we don't enforce the rules? Failing to fully enforce our trade laws puts American jobs on the line and risks outsourcing the benefits of America’s energy boom. Thousands of workers will be left vulnerable.

Stand with us and urge our government to save our steel jobs.

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