USW President Supports Single Payer Healthcare

“I think we should fight for single-payer health care, fight for a principled position.” That was the statement made today by Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), in an exclusive interview with The Real News Network. Gerard made the statement in the context of discussing the healthcare reform effort currently underway in Washington.

Born and raised in Canada, where his adult children still live, Gerard is in a unique position to comment on the healthcare struggle now going on in the U.S. The interview was conducted in Gerard’s office at USW headquarters in Pittsburgh.

The interview can be seen here: or here in the videos section of this website.