steelworker

noun
steel·​work·​er | \ ˈstēl-ˌwər-kər \

Definition of steelworker

: a person who works in steel and especially in the manufacturing of it

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Two years later the working-class corner of the state — home to steelworkers and a once-thriving coal industry — supported Donald Trump by 15 percentage points after twice backing Barack Obama for president. Sara Burnett, The Seattle Times, "Democrats try to retake Illinois district won over by Trump," 26 Oct. 2018 Both the steel industry and steelworkers' unions decried the tariffs. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump deepens the West’s sense of crisis," 1 June 2018 Edward Sadlowski, a union activist who represented thousands of steelworkers in Chicago and Gary, died Sunday in Florida after a long battle with dementia, family members said. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, "Union activist Edward Sadlowski dead at 79," 10 June 2018 Construction workers, ironworkers, and steelworkers knocked on about half a million doors to mobilize voters to the polls, according to the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Missouri voters just blocked the right-to-work law Republicans passed to weaken labor unions," 8 Aug. 2018 Trump, who held an August rally with steelworkers in the district, will return Saturday to campaign with Bost in Murphysboro, the congressman’s hometown just west of Carbondale. Sara Burnett, The Seattle Times, "Democrats try to retake Illinois district won over by Trump," 26 Oct. 2018 Some steelworkers eat multiple meals a day at the grill. Samantha Bomkamp, latimes.com, "In this small steel town, Trump's tariffs have been met with a sigh of relief," 9 July 2018 The bombardment ends for the four steelworkers in the basement of a collapsed hotel during a 1940 blitz in Kieran Knowles’s play. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "13 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 31 May 2018 The time for talk about standing up for our steelworkers has passed. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "Citing national security, Trump says he's nearing decision on steel and aluminum tariffs," 13 Feb. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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steelworker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steelworker

US : a person who works at a place where steel is made

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