Over the next few weeks we will be taking a closer look at the steel industry.
Over a week long series of conversations — Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore talked with a group of African-American steel workers to tell us what it is like working in the mills . Some have as much as 40 years in the mills — some who have worked in the mill for eight years.
They are men and women, foremen, administrative assistants, researchers and mechanics. They say devoting their lives to the mills has its ups and downs.but its helped them raise their families. They have had to fight for what they have gained.and they are proud to call themselves steel workers.