Brown Goes to Bat for RG Steel Workers

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Brown Goes to Bat for RG Steel Workers

WYTV – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is appealing to the U.S. Labor Department to get the ball rolling on approving benefits for laid-off workers at RG Steel.

Brown, along with senators from Maryland and West Virginia, are sending a letter to the Secretary of Labor asking for quick movement on the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. They also want a thorough review of all the TAA and Health Care Tax Credit applications.

Brown said that with the change of hands in ownership at RG over the years, some eligibility requirements for the training and compensation program may be compromised for some workers. RG filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, and is idling plants in Warren, West Virginia and Maryland.

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