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U.S. Steelworkers union welcomes Vice President Harris, jobs programs

Commodities Aug 10, 2022 05:17PM ET
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By Erwin Seba

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris received frequent applause during an address at the United Steelworkers convention on Wednesday, promoting the administration's infrastructure investment and promising support for labor unions.

The 3,500 union members and retirees at this year's convention were less politically divided, unlike in the past, where supporters of then-President Donald Trump were visible, as well as those who supported Democrats.

"America has a job to do," Harris told the packed conference center at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, stressing the administration's focus on expanding jobs and the middle class.

She urged delegates at the largest North American industrial workers union to accelerate organizing efforts, saying wages, safety and respect for workers increase when unions are strong.

"I promise you our administration will be there with you every step of the way," Harris said, drawing a standing ovation.

USW International President Thomas Conway earlier said the union was adding organizers and pursuing workers in electric vehicle, offshore wind and renewables businesses.

"I thought it was good," said Bryan Gross, a union member from Port Arthur, Texas, said of Harris' speech. "I think we're headed in the right direction."

Unlike at past meetings, the red Make America Great Again (MAGA) caps and blue Trump T-shirts were not visible on USW members through the first three days of this year's convention.

"I'm a little surprised at this meeting of the minds," said a Texas chemical plant worker, who asked not be identified by name. "It's not as polarized. You don't see the MAGA hats. I thought I would have. It's not as contentious."

Conway set the tone for the address, reminding members why Harris and U.S. Labor Secretary Martin Walsh were on the agenda.

"The administration is reaching out its hand to us, to recognize our political power and to be a friend to us," Conway said.

U.S. Steelworkers union welcomes Vice President Harris, jobs programs
 

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gab nea
gab nea Aug 11, 2022 8:08AM ET
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I thought insulting women would end after trump except the GOP is carrying his mantle.
Andrew Ulferts
Andrew Ulferts Aug 11, 2022 8:08AM ET
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Oh you mean the man that has always employed women in his businesses?
gab nea
gab nea Aug 11, 2022 8:07AM ET
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what's your need to beat up on women? oh it's the trump Republican way now! say what she did wrong! or is it a black woman that bothers you??
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P Jackson Aug 11, 2022 2:53AM ET
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Who's she????
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Cuauhtemoc Martinez Aug 10, 2022 2:55PM ET
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No. The administration is sendind Kamala. They just want to make an “act of presence”. That’s all. It is by far not a sign of interest from the administration. Do not expect much of a speech. She never shows up prepared, sometimes not even aware of the forum she is at.
 
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