Steelworkers Plan To March On Washington

WEIRTON, W. Va. (AP) - The Independent Steelworkers Union said it's time that President Bush provides meaningful relief to the American steel industry.

Since foreign imports began flooding the market in 1998, dozens of companies -- including Cleveland-based LTV Steel -- have filed for bankruptcy.

Now with a decision that will shape the future of the steel industry just weeks away, the unions are organizing a rally next week in Washington D.C.

Bush must decide by March 6 whether to accept, reject or modify a package of remedies proposed by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Officials of the union said they're grateful that Bush initiated the trade investigation, but remain fearful that he will impose tariffs that are too low to do much good.

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