The Costa Report - September 2, 2011 Bob King
Bob King is one of he leading advocates for labor rights in the world. He was elected UAW President in June, 2010. Known for his activism and passionate belief in social and economic justice, King also served three terms as a UAW vice president. He has led delegations to all corners of the world to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. In 1990, he supported trade unionists and church members in El Salvador who were victims of a long campaign of deadly bombings, death-squad murders and disappearances carried out by Salvadoran soldiers trained by the U.S. military’s School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. He’s a U.S. Army veteran and continues to play a key role in preserving labor rights in the US and beyond.