United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard talked with progressive talk show host Ed Schultz about the forces working against wage earners, a "Journey for Justice" for workers and Republican candidate Rick Santorum.
They talked about the Koch brothers, their relationship with the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and how they plan to go after labor, public sector unions and public education.
Gerard said, "We now know completely what his agenda is and his agenda is not to just beat up on the labor movement but to eviscerate the middle class."
They also talked about the 3-day "Journey for Justice," a 1,000-mile road trip From Fargo, Minn, to Findlay, Ohio, for union workers, their families and friends to highlight the greed of two companies - American Crystal Sugar Company Bakery, who locked out 1,300 Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) workers and of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., who locked out 1,050 United Steelworkers (USW) members.
Lastly, they talked about the radical candidate who has shown his true colors against labor, Rick Santorum. "The Republican Party has moved to the extreme right. They are almost like a cult now," said Gerard.