Last night on MSNBC's Ed Schultz Show, host Ed Schultz discussed with United Steelworker (USW) Technician Randy Johnson about Mitt Romney's claim as a job creator.
Previously to being hired with the Steelworkers in the Strategic Campaigns, Global Bargaining and International Affairs Department, Johnson worked at American Pad and Paper (Ampad) factory in Marion, Indiana.
Romney's private equity firm, Bain Capital acquired Ampad in 1992, which purchased the company where Johnson worked in 1994. The new owners started to cut staff, reduce wages and raise the cost of health benefits. When the workers could take no more and went on strike, Ampad closed the plant causing all the employees to lose their jobs.
They talked about the devastation to the families and the community. "In some cases, we had the the husband and the wife both work there," said Johnson. "They lost all their income and it doesn't get much worse than that."