Leo Gerard
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"Leo W. Gerard" (born 1947) is a steelworker and a Canada/Canadian and United States/American trade union/labour leader. He was elected president of the United Steelworkers (USW) in 2001, and is the second Canadian to head the union. He is also a vice president of the AFL-CIO.

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Now its crucial for the Bush Administration to implement the strongest remedies possible -- even stronger on slabs than those recommended by the ITC -- to prevent further damage from a crisis that has already sent 26 companies into bankruptcy and wiped out 13 million tons of American steelmaking capacity.

We had a fight 40-something years ago. There's still people who would like to relive that fight.

Send the idiot back to Texas!

We urge the administration to file its Section 201 action immediately, to make it comprehensive, and to seek emergency interim relief.

Loyalty is the cornerstone and foundation of what this movement is about. Not to be loyal to a man like (Rep.) Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) who has been working families' most loyal champion is just unacceptable.

We're the dominant union in the petrochemical industry, and we're not at all saying, 'Put them out of business.' We're saying we want to keep a strong economy within America's control. We're saying, 'If China runs around and buys up most of the world's resources, what will we do? If the world starts demanding hybrids and Japan dominates that market, what will we do?'

How many companies have to go under before Washington gets the message? How many American workers and communities will have to be devastated by the predatory practices of foreign governments before Washington realizes that the country's economic and national security is being totally undermined for the sake of protecting trade policies that have patently failed.

Rodney is not the most humble guy.

There may be too many steel companies but there are not too many steel workers, and any restructuring must preserve the jobs of the workers who have made sacrifice after sacrifice in order to keep the industry alive in the face of a flood of unfairly dumped foreign steel imports.