TITLE

Political overtones color USW action vs. Chinese tires

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Rubber & Plastics News;5/4/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 20, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the United Steelworkers' (USW) move to oppose Chinese passenger tire manufacturers. But the Steelworkers is facing problems as tire companies the USW members work for in the U.S. have been shifting production-and union jobs-overseas. The USW has helped the Democrats win and President Barack Obama has to walk a fine line between free trade and preserving U.S. jobs at this time of recession.
ACCESSION #
41538841

 

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