Democratic Reps., Steelworkers Oppose Colombia Trade Deal

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 10:34 am

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 [...]

United Steelworkers Oppose Passage of Obama’s NAFTA-Style Free Trade Agreement

By: 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 [...]

Steelworkers Chief Leo Gerard Takes Swipe at UAW’s Bob King Over Obama’s NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade Deal

By: 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.

Leo Gerard on Ed Schultz: Labor is “Not the Democratic Party’s ATM Machine”

By: 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 [...]