Friday: A behind-the-headlines look at 500 steelworkers returning to work in Granite City

Mar 8, 2018

This interview will be on St. Louis on the Air at noon on Friday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh will talk about the news earlier this week that up to 500 laid-off workers will return to work at a steel mill in Granite City, Illinois.

The company’s announcement came on the heels of President Donald Trump’s call for tariffs on imported steel. Trump signed the order on Thursday.

Joining Marsh for the discussion will be Dan Simmons, president of United Steelworkers Local 1899. Now a full-time union representative, Simmons has 26 years of experience working in steel plants.

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