nytimes.com — When China’s president, Hu Jintao, attends the G-20 summit meeting this week in Pittsburgh, he will no doubt complain about the punitive tariffs that the Obama administration recently slapped on Chinese tires and steel.
While Mr. Hu is certain to make his displeasure known to President Obama, the man responsible for pressuring the administration to act on those disputes will be elsewhere, sitting in his office a few hundred yards from where the meeting is taking place.
That man is Leo W. Gerard, the president of the United Steelworkers, often viewed as the No. 1 scourge of free traders.
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