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Leo W. Gerard and Cecil Roberts, Jr.

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In his first full term as United Steelworkers International President, <a href="http://www.usw.org/usw/program/content/19.php">Leo W. Gerard</a> has launched a wide range of new initiatives that have brought more than 350,000 workers into the union's ranks — a sixty-percent increase. <br /> <br /> *****<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.umwa.org/bios/biocr.html">Cecil Edward Roberts, Jr.</a>, a sixth-generation coal miner and one of the labor movement's most stirring orators, became president of the United Mine Workers (UMWA) of America on October 22, 1995, having served as vice president of the union since December 1982.

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