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"Ballad Of American Steel" Goes To House of Representatives Caucus
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
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!
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.
Tom works in Weirton Steel; Weirton, WV
"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."
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