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February 17, 1986


Labor leader Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., dies. Van Arsdale was the son of a union electrician and rose to the leadership of IBEW Local 3 at an early age. He was responsible for the first multi-employer pension plan in the construction industry, spearheaded the construction of affordable housing for union members, and served as president of the New York City Central Labor Council from its inception until his death.

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