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Tom Johnson interviews on WWVA - Wheeling WV and plays his Ballad Of American Steel . Johnson sang at St. John's Arena, Steubenville OH Friday with Secretary of Commerce Don Evans present. CDs » » »

Tom sings his "Ballad of American Steel" at St. John's Arena, Steubenville OH on Friday March 22. The "Thank You Rally for the Ohio Valley", hosted by the Independent Steel Workers Union and the United Steel Workers of America, starts at 5:00pm. Special guest Don Evans, Secretary of Commerce will attend.

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16 April 2001
Tom Johnson and The Ballad Of American Steel foretell steel crisis as it unfolds. Bankrupt steelmaker... More » » »

20 November 2000
Tom Johnson and The Ballad Of American Steel are appearing on TV Ch 7 WTRF Wheeling, WV Monday 11/20/00 TV Evening News More » » »

[20 September 2000; Nashville TN]
Tom Johnson
's The Ballad Of American Steel is going to Washington, DC with Independent Steelworkers Union President Mark Glyptis to the Congressional Steelworkers Caucus Briefing with House of Representatives. Feds want to remove price controls on imported steel, allowing undercutting U.S. steel market prices, jobs, and families.

The Ballad Of American Steel details the impending political problems and social trauma for Americans should foreign steel undercut, and replace, domestic steel manufacturing. Steel is an American backbone industry and Johnson has grave concerns of lost jobs and misplaced families and segments of society. A 35 year veteran steel man, Tom speaks and sings with an insider's view and first hand knowledge of the impending crisis.

Listen for The Ballad Of American Steel on Mike Wood's Boiling Point!, a one hour talk/music radio program on Cincinnati's WAIF 88.3 FM, Saturdays from 11:00 to noon. Listen for an interview with Tom Johnson. Call (513) 961-4348 to talk on the air!

Tom Johnson is a West Virginia steelworker and singer-songwriter. With an insider's view and knowledge of the steel industry, it was natural for him to compose The Ballad of American Steel in 1985 when American steel was first threatened by foreign markets.

"Grew up in a small town, by the mountains and the hills and the plains, down in those smokey valleys, that the workers of the steel mills made.

"Now they're going to shut those places down, and I don't like the way it makes me feel, been making steel for a hundred years, and I think we got a rotten deal."

Tom works in Weirton Steel; Weirton, WV

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