WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers union (USW) opposed China’s entrance into the WTO ten years ago, fearing the loss of American manufacturing jobs. Today, the steelworkers are still fighting, saying that by not adhering to WTO rules, China gets an unfair advantage over the United States.
“We fought China’s accession to the WTO because we know that they cheat and they lie and they say we want to be players and play by the rules, and they don’t,” says Gary Hubbard, a spokesperson for United Steelworkers.
In September the U.S. Trade Representative accepted a 5,800-page petition from the USW accusing China's clean energy sector of wide-spread violations of WTO rules.
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