Recent Labor Leaders (Tuesday)

Names: Emanuel, Justin Ventura, Joshua Baez, Chris, Raymond Bishop and Shamar Branch

For each Labor Leader, answer the following questions:

Edward J. Malloy

  • Birth & Death: Aug 12, 1920 and died Mar 25, 1995.
  • Trades Associated With: steamfitters associated with local 638.
  • What organizations did s/he help create? helped create the construction skills program
  • Most important events associated with? He had helped with 9/11 attacks

Delores Huerta

  • Birth & Death: Born April 10, 1930 and alive today at 92 years old
  • Trades Associated With: she is associated mainly with agriculture
  • What organizations did s/he help create? she founded the agricultural workers association, In hope of improving the life’s of farm workers through organizations.
  • Most important events associated with? securing the Aid for Dependent Families {AFDF} and disability insurance for farm workers in the state of California in 1963.  Also she provided cash welfare payments for children who had been deprived of parental support due to their parents work.

John Lewis

  • Birth & Death: born Feb 12, 1880 and died June 11, 1969
  • Trades Associated With: coal mining
  • What organizations did s/he help create? He helped the united mine workers of america {UMWA}
  • Most important events associated with? In 1948 the UMWA won a historic agreement establishing medical and pension benefits for miners. Also in the 1950’s Lewis won periodic wage and benefit increases for miners.

A. Philip Randolph

  • Birth & Death: Born Apr 15, 1889 and died may 16, 1978
  • Trades Associated With: Philip Randolph was associated with the railroad trades,
  • What organizations did s/he help create? In 1925 Randolph established the first predominate black labor union.
  • Most important events associated with? The brotherhood of sleeping car porter seek to improve the working conditions of nearly 10,000 railroad employers. The union helped kickstart a political movement during the start of world war 2. A march in 1941 Washington DC helped demonstrate against the unfair working conditions and discrimination in the defense industries.