Sep 14 2018
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Coast Guard to address the current Toledo Port labor dispute.
Last week, Renacci met with officials to discuss the impact on the Great Lakes economy of the ongoing labor dispute and potential solutions. Following the meeting, Renacci worked closely with White House officials advocating for changes to Coast Guard policy to ensure that international ships can enter and exit Great Lakes ports.
“I am pleased to learn that the Coast Guard has changed its policy at my recommendation to ensure that pilots are available upon request – allowing international ships to enter and exit Great Lakes ports. This will prevent the current labor dispute from impacting the Cleveland-Cliffs and North Star projects – major investments that will create more jobs in the state. With the help of Rep. Latta and Rep. Gibbs who have worked tirelessly on this issue, after meeting last week with local officials, I promptly got to work with the White House to find a solution. Today’s announcement is a big win for Ohio’s economy and ensuring that major manufacturing projects can proceed throughout the state.”