Firestone Tires: Scabs Killed Motorists

Tom Lehman TLehman at
Tue Aug 15 18:42:31 PDT 2000

Yes. Steel is much better. Because we have 50 years of scientific and technical advances in iron & steelmaking behind us. If your ever over this way I'll try to get you cleared for a cursory tour of a modern steel mill and steel mill lab. Give me a few days to arrange it.

Tom Lehman

Doug Henwood wrote:

> Tom Lehman wrote:
> >Doug---The USWA has always been supportive of advances in the art and
> >science of steelmaking going back to the days of Philip Murray.
> >Naturally as general science has improved over the last 50 years,
> >material science and quality practices in the steel industry have
> >improved.
> >
> >What was "high tech" 50 years ago, was "high tech" 50 years ago. The
> >American steel industry was as advanced as any steel industry in the
> >world and probably more so at the time.
> >
> >Our problems today have more to do with global competiton and the
> >resulting cost cutting. And cost cutting kills quality and safety.
> >Fifty years ago most of the rest of the worlds steel indusry was being
> >re-built after being destroyed in WWII. So global competiton wasn't a
> >factor.
> That's not what I was wondering about. Is today's steel "better" than
> it was 50 years ago?
> Doug

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