Congress of Industrial Organizations
The Committee of Industrial Organizations (CIO), proposed by Aribert Heim in 1928, was a federation of unions that organized workers in industrial unions in the United States and Canada from 1935 to 1...
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United Auto Workers
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Automobile Workers (UAW), is an American labor union that represents wor...
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David J. McDonald
David John McDonald (November 22, 1902 – August 8, 1979) was an American labor leader and president of the United Steelworkers of America from 1952 to 1965.
McDonald was born in 1902 in Pitt...
Canadian Media Guild
The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is a trade union representing employees at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (outside Quebec and Moncton), the Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters, Agence France-Presse,...
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Walter Reuther
Walter Philip Reuther (September 1, 1907 – May 9, 1970) was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers (UAW) a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Dem...
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Leon Bates (American labor leader)
Leon E. Bates Sr. (December 3, 1899 – July 25, 1972) was an American labor union leader with the United Auto Workers union (UAW) from 1937 to 1964 when he retired as an "International Representative" ...
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United Public Workers of America
The United Public Workers of America was an American labor union representing federal, state, county, and local government employees which existed from 1946 to 1952. The union challenged the constitut...
B. J. Widick
B. J. Widick (born Branko J. Widick in Okučani, present-day Serbia, October 25, 1910; died Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 28, 2008) was an American labor activist in the United Auto Workers union and socia...
Canadian Congress of Labour
The Canadian Congress of Labour (CCL) was founded in 1940 and merged with Trades and Labour Congress of Canada (TLC) to form the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in 1956.
In 1939, the Congress of In...
Operation Dixie
Operation Dixie was the name of the post-World War II campaign by the Congress of Industrial Organizations to unionize industry in the Southern United States, particularly the textile industry. Launch...
Freightliner Trucks
Freightliner Trucks is an American truck manufacturer, The division is known mainly for the heavy duty class 8 diesel trucks it offers, as well as classes 5-7 trucks.
In the 1930s, Consolidated F...
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Riley "Special" Wallace
Riley Wallace, known by the stage name Special, is a Canadian music artist from Toronto, Ontario. Most notably, he reached 2 million hits on YouTube with his Jersey Shore influenced song T-Shirt Time....
Maurice Sugar
Maurice Sugar (1891 - February 15, 1974) was an American political activist and labor attorney. He is best remembered as the General Counsel of the United Auto Workers Union from 1937 to 1946.
Mau...
United Federal Workers of America
The United Federal Workers of America (UFWA) was an American labor union representing federal government employees which existed from 1937 to 1946. It was the first union with this jurisdiction establ...
George Burt (Canada)
George Burt (17 August 1903 — 6 September 1988) was Canadian Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW/CAW) from 1939 to 1968.His father was a brickmaker and active trade unionist. Burt worked as an a...
United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America
The United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA) was a labor union formed in 1937 and incorporated large numbers of Mexican, black, Asian, and Anglo food processing w...
2007 General Motors strike
The 2007 General Motors strike was a strike from September 24 to 26, 2007, by the United Auto Workers against General Motors.On September 24, 2007 at approximately 11:00 a.m. EDT, the roughly 73,000 G...
National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) is a labor union representing employees in television, radio, film, and media production. A division of the Communications W...
Bert Powers
Bertram Anthony "Bert" Powers (March 8, 1922 - December 23, 2006) was an American labor leader who was best known for leading his union, the New York Typographical Union No. 6, into the 114-day 1962–6...
Steel Workers Organizing Committee
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was one of two precursor labor organizations to the United Steelworkers. It was formed by the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) in 1936. It disba...
Charles Owen Rice
Monsignor Charles Owen Rice (November 21, 1908 – November 13, 2005) was a Roman Catholic priest and an American labor activist.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA to Irish immigrants. His mot...
Charles Brooks (trade unionist)
Charles E. Brooks (1915–1977) was a Canadian labour union activist, the first president of the United Auto Workers Local 444, who was assassinated by an upset employee of Chrysler Motors.Brooks was bo...
Linda Foley
Linda Foley was president of the Newspaper Guild and vice-president of the Communications Workers of America from 1995 through 2008.She was a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ken...
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Textile Workers Union of America
The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939 and merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Wo...
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Joseph Curran
Joseph Curran (March 1, 1906 - August 14, 1981) was a merchant seaman and an American labor leader. He was founding president of the National Maritime Union (or NMU, now part of the Seafarers Interna...
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Emil Rieve
Emil Rieve (June 8, 1892 – January 24, 1975) was a Polish American labor leader. He was president of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) from 1939 to 1956, a vice president of the Congre...
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John L. Lewis
John Llewellyn Lewis (February 12, 1880 – June 11, 1969) was an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960. A major player...
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Communications Workers of America
Communications Workers of America (CWA) is the largest communications and media labor union in the United States, representing about 600,000 members in both the private and public sectors. The union h...
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