Steelmakers warn millions of manufacturing jobs at risk

Apr 07, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C.| The United States has lost a staggering 5.6 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, and could lose millions more.

Steelmakers say more aggressive pro-manufacturing policies are needed.

The American Iron and Steel Institute, the lobbying arm of the U.S. steel industry, recently announced its public policy agenda for 2015. The AISI is calling upon the federal government to save jobs by cracking down on unfair trade, reducing heavy industry's taxes, encouraging shale and natural gas production, and investing in infrastructure. The association also asks that federal environmental and workplace safety regulations don't create a competitive disadvantage and discourage investment in U.S. steelmaking.

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