Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

September 1, 1907


Walter Reuther – president of the United Auto Workers from 1946 until his death in 1970 – is born.  Reuther was also president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) from 1952 until its merger with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1955.  “As long as one American is denied his rights,” Reuther said, “I will do all I can to dispel the corruption of complacency in America and seek a greater sense of national purpose.”

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