Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to Congress calling on House and Senate Armed Services leaders to abandon efforts to scrap domestic sourcing requirements, known as Buy American measures, for defense acquisitions.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators and Representative to support Buy American measures for Navy ships and other American-made defense products.
— Robert Martinez Jr. (@IAMBobMartinez) October 24, 2017
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) October 24, 2017
The IAM is also urging members of Congress to sign on to a bipartisan letter from U.S. Reps. Jim Renacci and Mark Pocan calling for the preservation of the American shipbuilding industry.
The law currently has “Buy American” procurement requirements for certain defense components for Navy ships and other defense programs. The elimination of these