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Steelworkers Standing Strong for “Buy American”

03.01.09

Steelworkers Standing Strong for “Buy American”

Sisters and Brothers,

One month ago this week our union launched the “Make Our Future Work” campaign. To date, over 300 Buy American resolutions have been introduced! Click HERE to find out if one has been passed in your city/county/State.

The goal of this campaign is to have our State and Local Legislators, Policy Makers, and Elected Officials commit, in writing, to the following in regards to their oversight of the monies allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Resolution Commitments, in Brief:

Work to maximize the creation of American jobs and restoring economic growth and opportunity by spending economic recovery plan funds on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans employed; to
Commit to purchasing only products and services that are made or performed in the United States of America whenever and wherever possible with any economic recovery monies provided by the American people; and,
Commit to publish any requests to waive these procurement priorities so as to give American workers and producers the opportunity to identify and provide the American products and services that will maximize the success of our nation’s economic recovery program.
While the Reinvestment Act does include a “Buy American” clause, it does not require a public registry of how these monies are spent. This means that your tax dollars could be spent on Chinese steel to build the new bridge in your community, and you wouldn’t even know it.

Join the USW’s “Make Our Future Work” campaign, and make sure that your tax dollars are not spent overseas!

CLICK HERE to download a legal-sized version of the MOFW Resolution, OR,
CLICK HERE for a standard 8.5×11-sized, two-page version

CLICK HERE for the Resolution Action Steps, and HERE for the Tracking Form.

If you have any questions about the MOFW campaign or the Resolution, call 1-866-836-5103 or email warroom@usw.org

http://www.makeourfuturework.org
http://www.usw.org/buyamerican

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