Seven Eight Democratic Members of Congress spoke out against the Obama Administration’s proposed Colombia “free trade” agreement and its onerous assassination stress tests. They were joined by the United Steelworkers Union, the first major union to speak out against the deal after the AFL-CIO labor federation. Each centered their opposition on the laughable “Action Plan” to [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday April 7, 2011 10:34 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 9, 2010 10:11 am|
USW Opposes Passage of Revised US-Korea Trade Agreement (Pittsburgh) – The United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement by its International Executive Board today after concluding an extensive examination of the terms of the proposed agreement: “The Obama Administration has now concluded negotiations with the government of South Korea on the revised terms of the [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday December 5, 2010 9:43 am|
I asked Ryan Grim if Leo Gerard’s comment that “some people feel they’re smart enough to make decisions based on rumors” was directed at the UAW’s Bob King.
“Definitely,” he said.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday June 10, 2010 5:52 pm|
Leo Gerard is President of the 1.2 million member Steelworkers Union — also the biggest union in Arkansas. Last cycle, the Steelworkers gave $25,000 to the DSCC, whose head Bob Menendez is now praising Blanche Lincoln for “standing up” to them as a “DC special interest.” In spite of this, Menendez now says he expects [...]