Ohio senators work to protect glassware jobs

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Ohio senators work to protect glassware jobs

WTOL – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are urging the Obama administration to  stand up for glassware jobs in Toledo and Lancaster.

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are scheduled to begin Thursday in Dallas. The products of the domestic glassware production sector have been placed in the category of import sensitive products for more than 30 years. Such items are manufactured at Libbey, Inc. in Toledo, and Anchor Hocking in Lancaster.

Brown and Portman have sent a letter urging United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk to continue his support of American glass jobs by maintaining tariffs on imported glassware products.

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