“Dumping” Leads to 177 Jobs Lost at PA Marcellus Pipeline Plant

A strange and sad story. McKeesport (Allegheny County), PA has for many years been known as “Tube City” because of the steel pipes manufactured there by U.S. Steel. Some 157 steelworkers and 20 manager (177 total) were just told they’re being laid off by U.S. Steel. That plant in particular has been manufacturing steel pipes used in the shale drilling industry! The industry is going great guns and expanding like crazy–so why on earth are they laying off people? In a word, dumping…

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