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Steelworkers Union Sticks It to Trump

 

https://spectator.org/

by PAUL KENGOR

October 16, 2020,

 

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Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Let me say this,” asserted Leo Gerard, president of the steelworkers union. “Donald Trump was able to see the steelworker agenda. What he did is what we’ve been fighting for for more than 30 years. And I think what happened is that he’s going to have a major impact on our members. It’s going to make it very hard for our members to ignore what he just did and what makes me sad is we’ve been trying to get Democrats to do this for more than 30 years.”

That isn’t the kind of sentiment one typically hears for a Republican president from the United Steelworkers (USW) president. And yet, there it was. High praise. High praise indeed. Gerard held forth in a March 2018 interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, who was taken aback by these encomiums for Trump from a union chief. Todd no doubt ached to dispel such flights of fancy from such a redoubtable corner of the Democratic Party base. But this was no flight of fancy. Gerard knew. His members knew. They knew what this Republican president, Donald J. Trump, had done for them.

“All we’re asking for is a level playing field,” Gerard continued, “and what the president has done is send a signal that he’s going to help us get a level playing field. And we gave the Republicans and we gave the Democrats — we’ve given every government since before Clinton hope that they would do something.”

Trump did something.

Gerard enthusiastically praised Trump’s tariffs for their impact on the U.S. steel market. Gerard (who retired in July 2019) said Trump was finally helping steelworkers get a level playing field after decades of failed promises from Democrat and Republican presidents alike. He thanked Trump for tackling trade deficits, which he called a “wealth transfer” that was “taking good jobs away.”

Yes, yes, and yes.

So why in the world is the steelworkers union not supporting Donald Trump in 2020? Yep, you heard that right. In fact, why has the union gone bat-crazy for his opponent, Joe Biden?

 

 

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Ticked@TinselTown

Rhetorical, right?

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NH Populist

Which only goes to show, you can't tell the intelligence of an individual simply by their job title.    

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Noclevermoniker

Graft over reason. Union/Dems gotta get their piece of the action. 
 

Here in the Right to Work world, labor is enthusiastically pro-Trump. 

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RedSoloCup

Union thugs have to keep the gravy train going.

Hence their support for fellow crook, Beijing Biden. 

He'll protect their crime and corruption. 

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Natural Selection
4 minutes ago, Noclevermoniker said:

Graft over reason. Union/Dems gotta get their piece of the action. 
 

Here in the Right to Work world, labor is enthusiastically pro-Trump. 

Ex-UAW President Williams charged in union fund scandal

August 27, 2020

Autoblog

DETROIT - The former president of the United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, was charged in Detroit on Thursday with conspiring with other union officials to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars in UAW funds, U.S. prosecutors said.

The charging of Williams, 67, in a document called a criminal information follows the guilty plea in June of Williams' successor Gary Jones. A criminal information is a court document typically used when the government has reached a plea deal with a defendant to plead guilty.

Williams, of Corona, California, was charged with conspiring with Jones and others to embezzle money between 2010 and September 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit. Williams was the head of the union from June 2014 to June 2018.

(more typical union behavior here)

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kestrel
2 hours ago, Noclevermoniker said:

Graft over reason. Union/Dems gotta get their piece of the action. 
 

Here in the Right to Work world, labor is enthusiastically pro-Trump. 

Even in the "Right to work world" union "Leadership" is enthusiastically "Pro Bucks and benefits and influence pedaling" That the membership does not have access to.

Kestrel...

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Noclevermoniker
19 minutes ago, SARGE said:

 

Oh boy, graphs and Russian interference!

The Dipschit longs for a command economy. You’d think he’d learn Chinese and go join one. 

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Taggart Transcontinental
6 hours ago, pepperonikkid said:

Steelworkers Union Sticks It to Trump

 

https://spectator.org/

by PAUL KENGOR

October 16, 2020,

 

Article:

 

Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Let me say this,” asserted Leo Gerard, president of the steelworkers union. “Donald Trump was able to see the steelworker agenda. What he did is what we’ve been fighting for for more than 30 years. And I think what happened is that he’s going to have a major impact on our members. It’s going to make it very hard for our members to ignore what he just did and what makes me sad is we’ve been trying to get Democrats to do this for more than 30 years.”

That isn’t the kind of sentiment one typically hears for a Republican president from the United Steelworkers (USW) president. And yet, there it was. High praise. High praise indeed. Gerard held forth in a March 2018 interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, who was taken aback by these encomiums for Trump from a union chief. Todd no doubt ached to dispel such flights of fancy from such a redoubtable corner of the Democratic Party base. But this was no flight of fancy. Gerard knew. His members knew. They knew what this Republican president, Donald J. Trump, had done for them.

“All we’re asking for is a level playing field,” Gerard continued, “and what the president has done is send a signal that he’s going to help us get a level playing field. And we gave the Republicans and we gave the Democrats — we’ve given every government since before Clinton hope that they would do something.”

Trump did something.

Gerard enthusiastically praised Trump’s tariffs for their impact on the U.S. steel market. Gerard (who retired in July 2019) said Trump was finally helping steelworkers get a level playing field after decades of failed promises from Democrat and Republican presidents alike. He thanked Trump for tackling trade deficits, which he called a “wealth transfer” that was “taking good jobs away.”

Yes, yes, and yes.

So why in the world is the steelworkers union not supporting Donald Trump in 2020? Yep, you heard that right. In fact, why has the union gone bat-crazy for his opponent, Joe Biden?

 

 

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Because the Union is bought and paid for DNC operatives. Next question. What will the rank and file members vote for?

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oki

Nothing says unbiased like Bloomburg.

 

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zurg

Trump and conservatives are in favor of real market capitalism, where the markets “decide” what sells at what price and quantity in a market that’s mostly fair for all. 

Leftists are in favor of Government run capitalism like China, where governments decide the markets, where they allow businesses to exist but they need to pay their mafia protection fees (high taxes and no criticism). 

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AntonToo
1 hour ago, oki said:

Nothing says unbiased like Bloomburg.

 

Surely you have better data. You just keep it secret for some reason.

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Dean Adam Smithee

I think it's a wink-wink-nudge-nudge sort of thing.

Anecdotally of course, but I've have in-laws in Toledo OH who are members of a "brother"  union.  Trump to the core, but you'll never hear them say it out loud.

 

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Noclevermoniker
46 minutes ago, AntonToo said:

Surely you have better data. You just keep it secret for some reason.

Against the temple, antoon. And just one....click. 

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ASE

Do union bosses have sneaky ways to find out how the membership votes?

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RedSoloCup
3 hours ago, AntonToo said:

Surely you have better data. You just keep it secret for some reason.

:biglaugh:

 

6 hours ago, AntonToo said:

Yep, those Trump tarrifs were amazing for domestic steel industry:

 

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https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-02-12/trump-tariffs-didn-t-work-out-that-well-for-u-s-steel-or-alcoa

:yawn:

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