Pittsburgh, PA – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement after the Biden administration issued its report on supply chain reviews called for in President Joe Biden’s “America’s Supply Chains” executive order:
“The USW commends the Biden administration for directly tackling the problem of our nation’s long-neglected supply chains and identifying concrete steps to shore up crucial vulnerabilities.
“Our union engaged in multiple stakeholder meetings with the administration after the president issued his executive order in February calling for 100-day reviews into key industrial supply chains.
“From employing the Defense Production Act to ensure we have ready access to active pharmaceutical ingredients, to supporting and financing advanced battery production, to identifying sites to domestically source critical minerals, the administration’s final report makes common sense recommendations that will not only strengthen our national security but protect and create good jobs.
“Enhancing and enforcing domestic procurement policies and strengthening international trade rules will further ensure workers and their communities will be the direct beneficiaries of these investments.
“USW members know better than anyone that American workers are well-positioned and ready to take on this work. They have the skills and dedication needed to regrow capacity throughout our supply chains.
“We look forward to working with the administration to enact these recommendations and make our nation more resilient and secure.”