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Three speakers were featured Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, each referred to as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.”
One in particular, David Foster, was billed as a former employee of GST Steel, a company that eventually went bankrupt. According to Foster, “In 2001, with GST bankrupt and Romney still CEO of Bain, I stood in front of hundreds of steelworkers in their 50s and 60s, and retirees in their 70s and 80s, and told them Romney and Bain had broken their promises. Jobs, vacation pay, severance, health insurance and pension benefits that were promised — they were all gone.”
Apart from the fact that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wasn’t at Bain in 2001, it turns out Foster never worked at GST Steel, or any other Bain-affiliated company.
According to B.C. Huselton, GST’s Human Resources director, “David Foster was never an employee of GST Steel’s Kansas City plant. He was employed by the United Steelworkers of America as their regional union director to represent GST Steel, but was not employed at our facility.”
Read the full story at ABC News.
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