Voices from #SOSJobs: David Clark

Posted by elizabethbb on 07/02/2014

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has joined workers across the country over the past several weeks to rally to Save Our Steel Jobs.

The reason: A surge of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) imports from several countries, including South Korea, are being dumped on the U.S. market. Backed by foreign subsides, these products are priced below fair value. The U.S. Department of Commerce is set to issue a ruling on the issue by July 10 that could impact thousands upon thousands of U.S. steel jobs.

The personal stories we heard from the workers truly highlight the importance of this case. That’s why leading up to the Commerce Department’s decision, we’re featuring the stories of some of the workers we met at the rallies. 

David Clark, president of United Steelworkers Local 1013, shares how the good paying manufacturing jobs at the Fairfield Works and Fairfield Tubular Operations plant are among the few left in the Alabama community — and how devastating it would be to lose those jobs.

There’s still time to help David and folks living in steel communities nationwide. Click here to tell your elected officials that you are counting on them to stick up for workers like David.

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