Two unions representing members in four different countries offered a reward today to the person who can reveal the location of Mitt Romney’s fundraiser in London and thus enable them to protest his campaign.
“Romney is in town for the opening of the Olympics and to raise funds from rich bankers for his campaign to be the next president of the United States,” a press release from Unite and the United Steel Workers notes. “The unions want to ‘award’ Romney with two gold medals, one for austerity (for others) and the other for financial secrecy.”
The unions offer “a dinner for two in London at a American style restaurant” to the person who tells them where the Romney fundraiser will take place.
Unite, a union from Britain and Ireland, couched its attack in the language of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “It’s no surprise then that Romney is in London for a secretive but lavish fundraising event where bankers and other city elite can continue to back austerity for the 99 per cent while they continue as if it’s business as usual,” said General Secretary Len McCluskey.
USW International President Leo W. Gerard, whose union has members in the United States and Canada, hit Romney for “refusing to disclose his tax returns.” Romney has published last year’s tax returns and promises this year’s when they are available, but he has published less than presidential candidates traditionally release.