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cheap Canada Goose INSKEEP: But nobody knows exactly what the president will sign. So we’ve called Ken Neumann, the Canadian national director of the United Steelworkers union. Welcome to the program.
canada goose store KEN NEUMANN: Thanks for having me, Steve.
Canada Goose online INSKEEP: What are your members thinking about these tariffs?
canada goose coats on sale NEUMANN: Well, we’re very much concerned. It Canada Goose Jackets has been a bit of a roller coaster. You cheap canada goose uk know, we have 22,000 direct steel jobs in Canada, which indirect, there are another 120,000. So these are all good middle class jobs. in regards to the integrated market, as you started the show saying that $1.5 billon cross uk canada goose outlet our borders every single day. And this, in fact, could disrupt Canada Goose Outlet that longstanding process. And we’ve always been a good neighbor, and we’ve lobbied hard with Leo https://www.cheapcanadagoose.net Gerard and others to say that, look, Canada should be exempt, that we’re not the bad actors. And I wonder if it’s canadian goose jacket awkward for you that that organization is supporting these tariffs. and Canada. He’s not said canada goose coats at any point matter of fact, I know he’s confirmed that he does not support he does not see Canada as a Canada Goose Coats On Sale bad actor and Canada should not be included in those tariffs.
buy canada goose jacket cheap INSKEEP: Trumka, we should mention, is the head of the AFL CIO, so the head of your Canada Goose online organization.
NEUMANN: That’s correct. Yes. I know him very well. So he’s not for a moment suggesting that he may support what President Trump is doing with respect to dealing with the cheaters, and, but surely, Canada is not included in that, and he has so said.
Canada Goose Parka INSKEEP: But this creates a complicated situation because the president wants to impose these tariffs. He’d like, he says, to target countries like China. The White buy canada goose jacket House is at least open to the possibility of carving out Canada and countries that are more aligned with the United States. But on Tuesday, we were talking with Canada Goose Online Jesse Gary. He’s with uk canada goose Century Aluminum here in the United States, and he was suggesting that a carve out for Canada isn’t going to work. Here’s what he said.
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canada goose JESSE GARY: What will happen is that if you just have targeted tariffs, what would happen is the aluminum trade flows would shift. And so what you’d see is, if Canada were to be excluded, people would just bring aluminum in through Canada, and/or those job gains and those restarts would actually occur in Canada rather than cheap Canada Goose the United States.
buy canada goose jacket INSKEEP: His bottom line is, you can’t spare Canada without causing the tariffs to be completely ineffective for the United States. What’s he missing?
canada goose clearance NEUMANN: Well, I think what he’s missing, the fact is that, you buy canada goose jacket cheap know, we’re obviously concerned about the same concept that if you exclude Canada, which you should, it’s the global cheaters that are going to canada goose coats on sale try to find a home for their excess capacity, which has basically canada goose uk outlet been driving down the prices, and that they’re going to try to find a new home, and it’s going to be up to our federal government to stand up and make sure that they shore up the ports in the border, that they don’t allow this the cheaters to come to Canada. So you need to have an enforcement mechanism to basically prevent that. puts these tariffs onto the cheaters and the manipulators that they’re going to try canada goose black friday sale to find a new home. They’re not going to let their excess capacity sit in the boneyard and rust or whatever. They’re going to try to canada goose store find some place to dump it, and Canada could be a target.
Canada Goose sale INSKEEP: Well, thanks for pointing that out because then that becomes a real problem. It raises the question of whether tariffs can do anything canada goose factory sale other than make the global market less efficient. Because it is a global market for steel, prices are somewhat globally set, and aren’t you canada goose uk shop going to continue to have a problem with Chinese steel no matter how the United States tries to exclude it, or Canada, for that matter?
canada goose black friday sale NEUMANN: Well, I think that’s really up to our governments. And I think you’ve got to look at is what’s happening in North America. And I know that we’re an international union. And the Canada Goose Parka fact is that when are we going to stand up and look after the industries that are so important to national security? And Canada is not the problem, so therefore, it’s crucially important. And I mean, we have a responsibility to you know, for the next generation, as well. I mean, we’re just not going to be able to compete with the bad actors and the cheaters. So I expect our cheap canada goose online government of Canada to stand up, and do what’s right, and defend canada goose uk black friday our jobs and defend our borders to make sure that the dumpers and cheaters don’t come to this country.
Canada Goose Jackets INSKEEP: Mr. Neumann, canada goose clearance sale thanks very much, really appreciate your time.
NEUMANN: Thanks for having me.
Canada Goose Outlet INSKEEP: Ken Neumann is national director of the United Steelworkers union in Canada.[POST BROADCAST CORRECTION: A previous headline incorrectly said that unions are divided over the steel tariffs. Some unions have concerns, but they say there is no division.]
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