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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An American farmer and a steelworker explain how tariffs are having an impact on their livelihoods. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Soybean Prices Near Decade-Low as China Tariffs Hammer Supply Forecast," 12 July 2018 In between snapping selfies with steelworkers for Canada Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came up against some uncomfortable questions. Rebecca Tan,, "Justin Trudeau responds to groping allegations: 'I don't remember any negative interactions'," 2 July 2018 Trump, who used the same provision of trade law, Section 232 of of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, revealed that plan with steelworkers by his side. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Analysts: Trump doesn't get the auto industry," 24 May 2018 The working-class district is home to roughly 17,000 voters who are either steelworkers or their relatives, the sorts of folks Trump pledged to prioritize during his presidential campaign. Nash Jenkins, Time, "Meet Conor Lamb, the Democrat Who Could Pull Off an Upset in Pennsylvania's Special Election," 12 Mar. 2018 Denny Cregut is a former steelworker who now works for the United Steelworkers Union. Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN, "Steel union looks to flip Pennsylvania's 18th District," 12 Mar. 2018 The comment came during a White House gathering Thursday, when Trump officially signed tariff proclamations surrounded by steelworkers toting hard hats. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "'He's still alive': Trump mistakenly said union worker's dad is dead," 9 Mar. 2018 The Pennsylvania district includes some 17,000 voters who are either steelworkers or related to them, the AFL-CIO told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Jennifer Jacobs,, "Cohn Tries to Head Off Trump Tariffs With White House Summit," 6 Mar. 2018 The Indiana University graduate was born in Indiana where his father was a steelworker and his mother assembled seat belts after his father died. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana judge criticized by Trump for Hispanic heritage sides with president on border wall case," 28 Feb. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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