We’re thrilled to share a new video about Minnesota’s iron mining industry, titled “Iron Mining: Essential to our Lives, our Communities and our World.”
Featuring interviews with steelworkers, historical images and footage of modern iron mining, the video delivers a fresh, in-depth look at our state’s iconic industry that has spanned more than 130 years and served an essential role in the growth and prosperity of our nation. From mainstay items such as soup cans and appliances to new technologies like wind turbines and electric vehicles, iron mining benefits our everyday lives. Check it out!
Following years of lost jobs and plant closures, the United States imposed a 25% tariff on some steel imports in 2018. This trade action stabilized the American steel industry, creating thousands of jobs and leading to tens of billions of dollars worth of investments. And the Economic Policy Institute found that Section 232 action did not have any meaningful, real-world impact on prices for steel-consuming products. From the Alliance for American Manufacturing, here are five specific reasons why the United States should keep Section 232 in place.