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July 31-1975 Jimmy Hoffa Disappears
On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard from again. Though he is popularly beli...
John Brown Lennon
John Brown Lennon (October 12, 1850 - January 18, 1923) was an American labor union leader and general-secretary of the Journeyman Tailors Union of America (JTU). In 1890, he was elected treasurer of ...
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John Tartamella
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Nellie Quander
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Cornelius Shea
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Billy Gohl
William "Billy" Gohl (February 6, 1873 – March 3, 1927) was an American serial killer who, while working as a union official, murdered sailors passing through Aberdeen, Washington. He murdered for an ...
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L. W. Rogers
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Jacob Potofsky
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Moe Foner
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Foner was born and raised in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. His p...
Tony Mendoza (politician)
Antonio "Tony" Mendoza (born April 22, 1971) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate. He is a Democrat representing the 32nd district, encompassing parts of Los Ange...
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Herman Marth
Herman Arthur Marth (January 28, 1880 - March 11, 1970) was a chef, restaurateur, union organizer, and Socialist state legislator from Wausau, Wisconsin who served two terms in the Wisconsin State Ass...
Charles S. Zimmerman
Charles S. "Sasha" Zimmerman (1896–1983) was an American socialist activist and trade union leader, who was an associate of Jay Lovestone. Zimmerman had a career spanning five decades as an official o...
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Vern Partlow
Vern Partlow (May 25, 1910 - March 1, 1987) was an American newspaper reporter and folk singer who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He composed the popular satirical song "Old Man Atom," which...
John Acropolis
John ("Little Caesar") Acropolis (1909 - August 26, 1952), was an American labor leader. He served as president of Local 456 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Westchester County, NY fro...
Theodore Bikel
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Felix Pogliano
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Homer Martin (labor leader)
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John B. Rae
John B. Rae was an American labor leader.He had served as president of the Knights of Labor Assembly 135, a coal miners' union.He and John McBride co-founded the United Mine Workers of America in 1890...
Robert L. Hill
Robert Lee Hill (June 8, 1892 – ?) was an African-American sharecropper from eastern Arkansas and founder of the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America.
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Will Inman (poet)
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James P. Hoffa
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Mary Harris Jones
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Daniel J. Tobin
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