Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michael J. Quill
1905 - - - - - 1966
Co-Founder and First International President of
Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO
1934 - - - Elected President of Transport Workers.
Organizing Subway, Bus and other Transit
workers from Coast to Coast.
1942 - - - Organized Airline Maintenance and Flight
Classification Workers of most
American and International Airlines
1954 - - - CIO Railroad Workers affiliated with TWU.
Member New York City Council (1937–1949)
Chairman New York City Council (1949–1959)
Member Executive Board International Confederation
of Free Trade Unions (1954–1955)
Vice-President of Eugene V. Debs Foundation (1962–1966)
Michael J. Quill spent his life in the cause of Industrial Unionism. He died as he lived. Fighting for the human dignity of workers everywhere - - - against poverty without regard to race, creed, color or National origin. Toward these ends he devoted his life to the building of the Transport Workers Union of America. It is great legacy. As his life is our great inspiration to continue his work.
Location. 39° 28.314′ N, 87° 24.314′ Click for map. Located in back-yard of Eugene Debs home (museum). Can be reached by a back access drive from Sycamore Street - west of North 9th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Gompers (here, next to this marker); Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker); Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); William H. Sylvis (here, next to this marker); Jerry Wurf (here, next to this marker); Patrick E. Gorman (here, next to this marker); Joseph A. Beirne (here, next to this marker); Patrick J. Quinlan (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . . Leaders of Industrial Unionism ::. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Labor Unions •
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