Crain News Service report
PITTSBURGH (Oct. 1, 2013) — President Barack Obama appointed United Steelworkers International (USW) President Leo Gerard and 18 others recently to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0.
The group's task is to build on the work of the previous committee, which last year issued a report calling for investments through public-private partnerships in a series of innovation hubs throughout the country.
The latest committee will work with the White House's National Economic Council, the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Commerce to implement the group's previous recommendations and identify new strategies for continued progress.
The USW represents many tire and rubber industry workers in the U.S. The union recently completed contract agreements with Goodyear, Bridgestone Americas and Michelin North America Inc.