Video: RG Steel To Call Back Laid-Off Workers

Governor Martin O'Malley talks about the recall of over 700-workers at the companies Sparrows Point plant.

Today, Governor Martin O'Malley joined with RG Steel CEO John Goodwin and United Steel Workers Union International President Leo Gerard to announce that a line of credit has been secured that will allow the plant to continue to run the recentlyand recall the rest of the laid-off workers.

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Buzz Beeler January 23, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Matt, like most of us, I don't have any answers on whether or not RG will survive. We do have good reporters like Greg, and others who go behind the scenes and dig out the truth, i.e. Watergate. The one thing that bothers me is when politician's who use this situation to advance their agenda's at the expense of those they have sworn to serve. I think your are correct on both of your points based on the history of the plant and the present day economic situation. Also we are a nation which has become lacking in the number of skilled workers that were the driving force behind our rise to greatness as a world power. Remember this famous quote from WW II: "I fear that all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. —attributed to Yamamoto in Tora! Tora! Tora!" The irony to that story, we are now the ones that have fallen asleep.
Greg Stotler January 24, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Freddy, would you care to write a blog stating your position on this subject?
Greg Stotler January 24, 2012 at 01:32 AM
While this event was definitely a photo op for the governor, the furnace has been restarted days before, it did represent a meaningful step in the right direction for the mill and the everyday workers.
Greg Stotler January 24, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Mathew, why do you think that steel in Dundalk has no future? Just because steel can be bought cheaper elsewhere doesn't mean its up to the same standards as our steel. In my opinion, America needs to be able to produce steel domestically.


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