This morning Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO President Patrick Dujakovich was interviewed by KMBC Channel 9 Reporter Micheal Mahoney regarding the visit by Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Kansas City, MO. Here is a copy of that interview:
KC Union Leader: ” I’m Amazed Romney Has the Balls to Show His Face in Kansas City”
Kansas City AFL-CIO President Pat ‘Duke’ Dujakovich used some blunt language to day to blast Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Thursday night fundraiser in Kansas City.
“I’m amazed Romney has the balls to show his face in Kansas City”, Dujakovich told reporters Thursday.
Dujakovich and a former steelworker criticized Bain Capital, a company where Romney was a leading executive.
Bain took control of a troubled Kansas City Steel plant about 20 years ago. After Bain took over, the GST steel plant failed. About 700 workers lost their jobs.
Many US steel companies had trouble during that era. Many other plants had to close. Many of Bain’s take over bids worked, GST, however, was not one of them.
A former GST worker, Jeff Jones, charged after a hard labor strike at the plant, Bain deliberately managed the plant in a fashion that forced it to close. Ban’s track record overall was a strong one.
About 75% of it’s operations moved forward after Bain came in. Developing.
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