MENASHA, Wis. (November 6) – The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 2 Director Michael Bolton in response to Veritas Steel’s acquisition of certain assets of PDM Bridge, including a plant in Eau Claire, Wis., where workers are members of the USW:
“This acquisition is a win-win for both the USW and for the future of the steel fabrication industry. We are excited to work with a company like Veritas. This company has already demonstrated its strong commitment to its great workforce by ensuring that this transaction will protect American jobs.
“As our country continues to dig its way out of a recession, the road toward economic recovery starts with investing in domestic manufacturing jobs. We applaud Veritas’ work towards that objective and look forward to a long and prosperous future for USW members.”
District 2 of the USW includes the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. The USW represents 850,000 members in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It is the largest private-sector union in North America, representing workers in a range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, health care, security, hotels, and municipal governments and agencies.