Candidate showed compassion for steel workers
On behalf of our membership, I want to publicly thank Al Joseph, a candidate for Georgetown City Council.
On Thursday, May 14, at 10:06 am, we were officially notified that our plant was being permanently shut down. This was a complete surprise and saddened our membership.
I have always felt that you can judge a person's character by their actions. We were in the boardroom discussing our options about the plant closure when Joseph walked in.
He told us he was extremely sorry after hearing the terrible news about our plant. He offered his support and assistance. He said he is from Georgetown and knows how important this plant has been for the employees, their families and Georgetown.
This action by Joseph within four and a half hours of that bad news says a great deal about his sincere commitment to want to help the people of Georgetown.
On behalf of the membership of United Steel Workers Local 7898, we are supporting Joseph for Georgetown City Council and encourage everyone to do the same.
We need someone such as Joseph, with his compassion and commitment who will certainly push for changes Georgetown needs to move forward.
Please don't let this opportunity pass you by without voting. Sometimes it takes a four letter word to be heard.
Vote for Joseph - and be heard.
THE WRITER, WHO LIVES IN GEORGETOWN, IS PRESIDENT AND TRAINING COORDINATOR FOR UNITED STEELWORKERS LOCAL 7898.