Indiana Primary Hinges on Economy; Press Conference Call to Discuss Impact of Trade and Manufacturing Issues

Hoosier worker, labor leader, and AAM principals to discuss Indiana

economy and the upcoming primary

Apr 28, 2008, 01:00 ET from Alliance for American Manufacturing

    WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 28th
 at 1:30pm EST, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will host a
 short conference call with reporters, bringing together an Indiana worker,
 Steelworkers leader, and U.S. Steel vice president to discuss the impact
 that trade issues and manufacturing job losses will have on the Indiana
 primary. Indiana has lost 109,800 manufacturing jobs since 2000.
     Exit polls showed that more than half of Pennsylvania's Democratic
 voters considered the economy the most important issue facing the country -
 a trend mirrored in national polls - and one that will no doubt influence
 Indiana voters. A major component of voters' money worries is the toll that
 flawed trade policies - and particularly the U.S. trade imbalance with
 China - have on American workers and manufacturers.
     WHO: SCOTT PAUL, Executive Director, Alliance for American
     JIM ROBINSON, District 7 Director, United Steelworkers;
     LARRY WARMAN, Production worker, U.S. Steel Plant, Gary, Indiana; and
     TERRENCE STRAUB, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Governmental
 Affairs, U.S Steel.
     WHEN: April 28th, 2008 at 1:30pm EST. Members of the media interested
 in participating in the conference call should dial: (866) 219-5829
     MORE: The conference call is part of a larger effort by AAM to
 highlight the impact that China's unfair trade practices have on American
 workers and manufacturers. AAM has launched a statewide advertisement and
 grassroots campaign entitled, "China Cheats. Indiana Loses":
     FACTS: AAM's analysis of EPI data found that Indiana lost 45,200 jobs
 from 2001-2006 (all sectors) as a result of the U.S. trade deficit with
 China [source: EPI, 'Costly Trade with China']. The U.S. racked up a record
 $256 billion trade deficit with China in 2007.
     The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a non-partisan, non-profit
 labor-management partnership forged to strengthen manufacturing in the U.S.
 AAM promotes creative policy solutions on priorities such as international
 trade, energy security, health care, retirement security, currency
 manipulation, and other issues of mutual concern. For more information:

SOURCE Alliance for American Manufacturing