GRANITE CITY, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, and state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, issued the following statement in response to possible plans from U.S. Steel to sell blast furnaces and significantly reduce the workforce at Granite City Works:
“We are incredibly concerned by U.S. Steel’s current proposal to change operations at Granite City Works, and are doing everything we can in partnership with local, state and federal leaders to maintain the plant’s existing operations and workforce. This region, and the committed, skilled and experienced workforce of Granite City Works, are advantageous assets for U.S. Steel that deserve to be invested in.
“Despite significant adversity in recent years, the dedicated employees of Granite City Works have always been ready to step up and deliver. We strongly encourage U.S. Steel to pursue a more positive direction, and choose to invest in Granite City and the working families who call our community home.”