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Steelworkers Had Hope; Then Trump Broke His Promises

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Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) at a steel factory in Columbus, Ohio, had hope when the Trump administration promised to protect their jobs. Fred Silvia, president of USW Local 9309, said: “Initially, we felt the tariffs were going to help us. Unfortunately, there was still steel coming in from overseas and our business just started dropping off.” Production at the steel factory where USW members worked was indefinitely halted in June. “The tariffs were a short-term fix to a long-term problem that we still currently have today. We feel these were promises broken, not promises kept,” Silvia explained. Watch the video of how President Trump’s broken promises shattered these union members’ hopes.