The United Steelworkers released a new website this week,, urging Governor Kasich to come back to the bargaining table to help save the jobs of nearly 1,000 Ormet employees who are now out of work and without health benefits.

Those layoffs came when the aluminum smelting companyshut down its Ohio factory last month after John Kasich’s Public Utilities Commission announced it would not provide the company a break on electricity rates. 

The new website features a very moving video featuring Ormet employees, many of whom are displeased with the Governor’s inaction, pleading with the Governor to help.

Here’s the video:


You can sign USW’s petition here.