INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the United Steelworkers (USW), community supporters and elected officials will rally in support of American manufacturing jobs on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel at 31 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis, will highlight bearing manufacturer Rexnord's plans to close its Indianapolis facility and move production to Monterrey, Mexico.
Speakers will include:
- USW International President Leo Gerard (by video)
- U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (by direct audio feed)
- Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing
- USW District 7 Director Mike Millsap
- Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett
- Indiana State Representative Karlee Macer
- Chuck Jones, President USW Local 1999
USW members also hope to draw attention to President Trump's commitment to save American manufacturing jobs. "During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump made bold promises about saving American manufacturing jobs. We intend to make sure he keeps those promises," said USW District 7 Director Mike Millsap.
Photograph and interview opportunities will be available.
The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries, including metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, mining and the service and public sectors.
Contact: Jerome Davison 219-617-5338
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)