Youngstown Fights Back

Howard, Robert
January 1979
New Republic;1/6/79, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p19
Focuses on the economic and social conditions in Youngstown, Ohio. Report that Youngstown is the most economically depressed area in the state of Ohio; Sufferance of the local economy from an extreme version of the general problems affecting the entire American steel industry; Efforts made by the Ecumenical Coalition of the Mahoning Valley to combat economic decline; Announcement made by the Youngstown Sheet and Tube co. about the closing of major portions of its Campbell Works mill; Proposal made by economist Gar Alperovitz that the Youngstown people risk something big, a massive project to buy the Campbell Works and to run it through a corporation owned by the workers employed at the mill, members of the Youngstown community and a minority of outside investors; Financial aid provided by the federal government for a feasibility study. INSET: Wkif wffi VAT Again?.


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