American Unions Offer Tepid Support for Trump’s Tariffs

American labor unions are increasingly skeptical that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on countries like China will significantly increase manufacturing jobs, wages and conditions for workers in the U.S. The president began to impose 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum in March. Since then, metal prices have increased by 30 percent and profits for American steel companies have soared. But VOA’s Brian Padden reports that union workers say they aren’t sharing in it.

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