Why we need to strengthen American Manufacturing

USW New Media · Vice President Roxanne Brown on the Leslie Marshall show

Our International Vice President at Large Roxanne Brown appeared on the Leslie Marshall Show to talk about strengthening American manufacturing.  

Over the last several decades, policy choices led to the offshoring and outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs and weakened our supply chains, leaving us vulnerable especially in times of crisis. This has: 

One example is the TIMET plant closure last year: 

This loss of manufacturing capacity is so dire that last month President Biden signed an executive order instituting a 100-day review of critical supply chains. 

There are a number of policies that unions and others have championed for years that can help to shore up production, strengthen clean energy domestic supply chains, and bring good, union jobs back to the communities that need it most. Some of those policies include: 

Throughout her career, Vice President Brown has worked with members and allies to advance policies on Capitol Hill and with regulatory agencies to help workers. She has extensive experience in defense procurement policy, environmental regulation, energy, cement, specialty metals and biomass carbon neutrality.
You can follow Roxanne on Twitter, where her handle is @BrownRox.  Follow the USW using the handle @steelworkers.

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