USW Joins Oil Tubular Trade Case Against China Imports
Seven domestic producers file petition representing 6,000 production workers
OCTG represents welded and stainless steel pipes that are used to extract oil or gas from a drill well. The USW and the domestic companies allege that Chinese producers benefit from massive government subsidies and dumping margins ranging from 40 to 90 percent. According to the USW, the increase in Chinese imports of OCTG are made worse by the global recession that increases the impact on good jobs in the steel and pipe manufacturing sector.
USW International President
The USW is the largest union representing production workers employed by the petitioner companies that make OCTG. The total employment of OCTG is estimated at 6,000 workers.
In addition to the USW as co-petitioner, the seven producers of the OCTG petition are: U.S. Steel Corp.,
Under U.S. trade law, the ITC is to make a preliminary injury determination no later than
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)