The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently profiled USW International President Leo W. Gerard. In the article, reporter Ann Belser explores President Gerard's deep commitment to working hard for working families and the union on issues such as universal health care and getting the economy back on track.
Gerard also gets praise from fellow labor leaders and even the CEO of U.S. Steel Corp., John Surma, who told the newspaper: "The importance of [Mr. Gerard's] role in the shaping of a new and progressive labor-management relationship in the steel industry cannot be overstated.
"He is a passionate champion of American workers and American manufacturing. His counsel is sought out and valued by many leaders in labor and industry -- including myself -- and his voice will be increasingly important in the discussion surrounding our nation's current economic situation."
Read the entire profile here.