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« on: March 11, 2018, 11:46:45 AM »

It's been almost a year since the union boss announced that the still mill would reopen. Still no jobs returned yet. Below is a story of a real reopened steel mill.  Within weeks that mill will have 500 jobs back. When will people finally wake up and realize our mill will never reopen and if by some chance it does the next closure would quickly follow. Georgetown missed a great opportunity to move past the steel mill last year. Georgetown is being held hostage by the greedy union boss and his lackeys.

March 11, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET
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GRANITE CITY, Ill.—Ever since the layoffs a few years ago, many residents here had wondered when the local steel plant would again fire up its furnaces—or close forever.

Not only were hundreds of steelworkers left jobless when United States Steel Corp. X -1.49% scaled down its operations in Granite City, Ill., in 2015, but lunch deliveries to the plant vanished for a local diner while a shoe store’s work-boot sales plummeted. At least 26 businesses closed within a year, according to an area chamber of commerce.

“We were in a deep state of depression here, and not sure if it would ever open again,” said Mayor Ed Hagnauer, who was first elected in 2005.


Suddenly things are looking up for Granite City, an industrial town with a population of about 30,000 across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

The Tri-Cities Labor Temple and U.S. Steel’s office in Granite City, Ill., face each other on State Street.
The Tri-Cities Labor Temple and U.S. Steel’s office in Granite City, Ill., face each other on State Street. PHOTO: WHITNEY CURTIS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
U.S. Steel last week said week it would fire up one of its two dormant furnaces at its Granite City mill and start filling 500 jobs, calling back to work many of the roughly 1,500 employees it had laid off just over two years ago. Some expect to return to work as soon as this week, fueling optimism amid a backdrop of anxiety in U.S. manufacturing over tariffs on imported steel and aluminum President Donald Trump imposed Thursday.
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JW
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 02:46:46 PM »

Somebody wake Tupelo up and tell him they are talking about the steel mill again. Maybe he can tell us how it takes time for the Shamdersons to put the deal together and we should all just be patient while he does his thing. Just make sure we all know when the mill finally gets cleaned up some day we the taxpayers will be footing that bill too.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 06:37:13 PM »

Hmm?? Looks like someone is hiring!

http://gabnewsonline.com/applications-for-steel-mill-jobs-now-being-accepted-p1502-90.htm
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 11:22:49 PM »

"JW".........I'm wide awake!!
Welcome Liberty!!!!!!
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