The number of strikes in the United States may be near all-time lows, but for the last nine months, 4,500 steelworkers at eight plants in three states have been on strike against Wheeling-Pittsburgh steel company — making this walk-out the longest strike in steel industry history.
• Paul Sesaro, a striking steelworker from Steubenville, Ohio. He is the vice president of Local 1190 of the United Steelworkers of America.
• Ed Dudzick, from Yorkville, Ohio. He is a member of Local 1223 of the United Steelworkers of America.
• Ron Blackwell, head of corporate affairs at the AFL-CIO.