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 Manufacturing; 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": http://www.americanmanufacturing.org/issues/china-cheats/ 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: www.americanmanufacturing.org.
SOURCE Alliance for American Manufacturing