Leo Gerard

Leo Gerard, is the International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) union. He also is a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Committee and chairs the labor federation’s Public Policy Committee.

Gerard is co-chairman of the BlueGreen Alliance and on the boards of Campaign for America’s Future and the Economic Policy Institute.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:10am
McCutcheon, et al: Directly Destroying Our Democracy
In the olden days, buying votes was a risky business. That’s not because the purchaser faced felony charges. No, the real peril was that the guy bribing voters wouldn’t get what he wanted.
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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 8:30am
America Feeds the Rich
The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.
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Monday, March 25, 2013 - 11:59am
Bank on Being Bilked
It's hard to believe considering what happened in 2008 on Wall Street and in Washington, but banking is built on trust. A worker hands his hard-earned dollars to a teller and trusts the money will be deposited and available for withdrawal when needed. Despite the crash on Wall Street, workers still trust bankers to safeguard deposits from robbers and reckless investments.
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