Leo W. Gerard is International President of the United Steelworkers, the dominant union in paper, forestry products, steel, aluminum, tire and rubber, glass, chemicals and petroleum.
Under Gerard’s leadership, the 850,000-member USW has heightened its focus on reversing the alarming decline of U.S. manufacturing. He has worked to inject workers’ rights into trade agreements, investment priorities and corporate governance.
A Canadian and son of a union miner, Gerard is also a founding board member of the Apollo Alliance, a non-profit public policy initiative for creating good jobs and energy independence.
He is also co-chairman of the board of the Blue Green Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.
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