WASHINGTON, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) is testifying Tues., Jul. 28 before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in opposition to lifting the long-standing crude oil export ban.
The hearing is scheduled 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon in Room 538 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, where Gerard will be joining a panel of witnesses.
The USW represents approximately 30,000 workers at 63 of the nation's oil refineries which accounts for two-thirds of domestic refining capacity. The written testimony will be available at the hearing and will be posted on the USW website following delivery.
The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.