Liveblog: Steelworker and business owner condemns unfair trade at #SOSJobs rally

Posted by TGarland on 05/05/2014

Ralph Mercado, who works at the Lorain Tubular Operations facility and is also a local business owner, said owners like him see the ups and downs that occur when the plant is hurt by government policies.

Whatever it costs, we have to do what we can to save these jobs. And the only way we can do that is fight, by making whoever has the power do what they have to.

NEXT UP: A message from the state legislators.

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