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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Fighting Alongside the United Steel Workers

February 11, 2015
Speech

 

Mr. Speakers, Members –

Last Friday and Saturday I visited and walked with United Steelworkers Union members who are on strike for health and safety issues in our East Houston Congressional District.

Their jobs are very dangerous. They produce refined products and chemicals our Nation needs. 

We have sadly lost lives recently in the industry and to have men and women working 10 plus straight days for shifts of 10 hours is not reasonable.  These men and women work hard in a dangerous occupation that and should not have to go on strike for safety.  Safety is important to employees and the Companies.

Let's settle this strike with new safety standards so no family has to worry that their loved one may not come home from work.

Thank you and I yield back my time.