Representatives Rally In Support Of Workers

CLEVELAND - Last week's announcement by LTV Steel that it would permanently close its west-side mill is another indication of the region's economic woes.

Approximately 800 people will lose their jobs.

Tuesday morning, some Democratic representatives held a rally in support of unemployed workers in northeast Ohio, 19/43 News reported.

"You can put the money into a real stimulus package in unemployment compensation and tax cuts for working Americans, and they'll spend money," U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown said. "People will buy things and get the country going again."

Brown (pictured, above) said that the U.S. Congress should not forget about the working poor when it passes a stimulus package to spur the economy in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Brown, along with U.S. Reps. Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Dennis Kucinich, attended the rally at Union Hall 33 on Carnegie Avenue.

There are about 435,000 unemployed workers in the state of Ohio.