SOS Jobs Rally: Lone Star community at risk if steel trade case is denied
Monday, June 2 10:00 am
6866 Highway 259 South, Lone Star, TX
Lone Star, Texas – A major public rally will be held in Lone Star on June 2 at 10:00 am, focused on fighting to save steel jobs in the face of a looming trade case. A surge of dumped imports of pipe and tube products used for energy exploration has hit the local steel industry, which has employed thousands of Texas residents for years.
Speakers at the rally will address these key questions: Will the United States replace its dependence on foreign oil with a reliance on dumped oil country tubular goods (OCTG) imports that are used to extract natural gas and oil in places like Texas’s Haynesville Shale deposit? Or, will Texas workers have a fair chance to compete in this growing market?
The event will be hosted by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), along with partnership from the United Steelworkers and United States Steel Corporation. AAM is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers.
WHAT: “Save Our Steel Jobs (#SOSJobs),” free and open to the public.
WHEN: Monday, June 2, 2014, 10:00 am.
WHERE: U. S. Steel Lone Star Tubular Operations
6866 Highway 259 South
Lone Star, TX 75668
WHO: U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall (TX-4th)
Texas State Representative David Simpson (4th District)
Morris County Judge Lynda Munkres
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul
U. S. Steel Lone Star Tubular Operations Plant Manager Brent SansingUnited Steelworkers District 13 Director Ruben Garza.