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Union ad blames past trade pacts for Baltimore job losses

Union ad blames past trade pacts for Baltimore job losses

A new union-sponsored advertisement featuring the defunct Sparrows Point steel mill blames the loss of manufacturing jobs in Baltimore on American trade policy as the U.S. considers a new trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The 90-second video, released Wednesday by the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers, features Mike Lewis, who worked as a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel for 32 years. The iconic steelworking plant at Sparrows Point filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and closed for good in 2013. In the video, Lewis stands at Sparrows Point and links the plant's shuttering to past trade agreements. "President Obama," he says, "we welcome you to come to...

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