Steelworker speaker did not work for Bain

September 6, 2012

One of the three convention speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital" never actually worked for a company run by Bain.

David Foster said Wednesday night that Mitt Romney's private equity firm drove Kansas City's GST Steel into bankruptcy. "We don’t need a president who fires steelworkers," he said. 

But Foster wasn't actually one of those steelworkers. ABC News points out that he's actually a union organizer who negotiated on behalf of GST Steel workers. 

The NYT has a thorough Factcheck of the Bain stories

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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