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United Steelworkers and Other Unions Petition the Biden Administration to Investigate China’s Shipbuilding Practices

March 12, 2024


The United Steelworkers (USW) joined with several other trade unions on Tuesday to officially file a “Section 301” petition urging the Biden administration to launch an investigation into China’s commercial shipbuilding.

USW International President Dave McCall officially unveiled the petition during a press conference alongside Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), both of whom said they support the unions in their fight. Other unions signing onto the petition include the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

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