steel·​work·​er | \ ˈstēl-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce steelworker (audio) \

Definition of steelworker

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

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Ronald Alfred Wolk was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 28, 1932, the son of a steelworker who left the family when Mr. Wolk was a boy. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "Ronald Wolk, whose Education Week put national spotlight on schools, dies at 86," 2 May 2018 Nonetheless the Bush White House calculated that the benefits of helping steelworkers outweighed the cost of angering allies and potentially driving up the price of consumer goods. Justin Worland, Time, "Trump Wants to Impose Steel Tariffs. It Didn't Work for Bush," 1 Mar. 2018 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,, "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,, "In this small steel town, Trump's tariffs have been met with a sigh of relief," 9 July 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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

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