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Leaders of Industrial Unionism.
 
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By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
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Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Charles Luna
1906 - - - - - 1992 President, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen 1963 - 1969 President, United Transportation Union 1969 - 1972 Contributing six decades to the Rail Labor Movement, Charles Luna began working as a Yard . . . — Map (db m58537) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — 84.1992.1 — Home of Eugene V. Debs
Debs (1855-1926) was leading pioneer in industrial unionism, social reformer, and peace advocate. Founded American Railway Union, 1893; cofounded American Socialist Part, 1900; and ran five times for United States Presidency. Home built in . . . — Map (db m8928) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Jerry Wurf
1919 - - - - - 1981 President, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 1964 - 1981 As president of AFSCME, Jerry Wurf was responsible for the union’s growth from 240,000 to one million . . . — Map (db m58579) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Joseph A. Beirne
1911 - - - - - 1974 President Communications Workers of America 1938 - 1974 Joseph Beirne helped found the CWA in 1938, and served as President until 1974, helping develop CWA into the largest communications union in the . . . — Map (db m58536) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Michael J. Quill
1905 - - - - - 1966 Co-Founder and First International President of Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (1934–1966) 1934 - - - Elected President of Transport Workers. Organizing Subway, Bus and other Transit . . . — Map (db m58581) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Mother Jones
1830 - - - - - - 1930 Field Organizer, United Mine Workers of America “The most dangerous woman in America” A teacher and seamstress, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones began her crusade for workers’ . . . — Map (db m58469) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Patrick E. Gorman
1892 - - - - - 1980 International President, 1923 – 1942 International Secretary-Treasurer, 1942 – 1976 Chairman of the Board, 1976 – 1979 Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America . . . — Map (db m58585) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Patrick J. Quinlan
1849 - - - - - 1893 President United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada 1889 - 1892 A plumber born in Boston, Massachusetts, Patrick J. . . . — Map (db m58540) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Peter J. McGuire — Father of Labor Day
1852 – 1906 Founder and General Secretary United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 1881 – 1901 Father of Labor Day Peter J. McGuire was founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters . . . — Map (db m58495) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Philip Murray
1886 - - - - - 1952 President United Steelworkers of America 1936 - 1952 Congress of Industrial Organization 1940 - 1952 Philip Murray went into the coal mines as a boy of 16. By 1916 he had risen through the ranks of . . . — Map (db m58560) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Samuel Gompers
1850 - - - - - 1924 Born in London, Jan. 27, 1850. Apprentice Shoemaker, 1860. U. S. Immigrant and member Cigarmakers Local 144, New York City, 1863. President, Local 144, 1876. Leader in convening Federation of Trades and Labor Unions, . . . — Map (db m58468) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Sidney Hillman
1887 - - - - - 1946 President Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1914 – 1946 Chairman Textile Workers Organizing Committee 1937 – 1939 Sidney Hillman was a labor giant. He provided leadership for . . . — Map (db m58586) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Walter Philip Reuther
1907 - - - - - 1970 “- - - - Whose memory is enshrined in the hearts of all of us.” Born at Wheeling, W. Va. Sept. 1, 1907, the son of Valentine and Anna Reuther. One of four brothers, the oldest Theodore and two younger . . . — Map (db m58538) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — William D. "Big Bill" Haywood
1869 - - - - - 1928 Co-Founder and General Secretary-Treasurer, International Workers of the World, 1905-1921 Secretary-Treasurer, Western Federation of Miners, 1901-1906 Haywood’s visionary leadership as . . . — Map (db m58488) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — William H. Sylvis
1828 - - - - - 1869 Born - Armagh, Pa. November 26, 1828 Died - Philadelphia, Pa. July 27, 1869 America’s First National Labor Leader. Founder, National Union of Iron Moulders, July 5, 1859 Founder, . . . — Map (db m58496) HM

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