LIVEBLOG: Illinois High Students Speak Out Against Unfair Trade at #SOSJobs Rally.

Posted by scapozzola on 05/16/2014

Chad Baer and Zach Hall, seniors at Collinsville Educational Center, addressed the workers and community leaders gathered at the Alliance for American Manufacturing's #SOSJobs Rally in Granite City, IL, to protest dumped imports that are adversely affecting America's steel industry.

Introduced as the “heroes of tomorrow,” Baer and Hall explained how the steel industry has positively impacted their lives.

Hall said he is beginning work in a new job in fabrication, and Baer said steel “has changed his life.”  He has worked with steel throughout his four years of high school.  The training and the prospect of working in steel has given him confidence, and a push –- "a reason to be here.”
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