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List of famous trade unionists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top trade unionists in the world? This includes the most prominent trade unionists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable trade unionists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic trade unionists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned trade unionists.

This list contains people like Cesar Chavez and Jimmy Hoffa.

From reputable, prominent, and well known trade unionists to the lesser known trade unionists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the trade unionist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous trade unionists ever?" and "What are the names of famous trade unionists?" then you're in the right place. (68 items)
Jimmy Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Jimmy Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa (born February 14, 1913; disappeared July 30, 1975, later declared dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader who served as the President of the International ...more

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Cesar Chavez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Cesar Chavez (born César Estrada Chávez, locally [ˈsesaɾ esˈtɾaða ˈtʃaβes]; March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and Latino American civil rights ...more
Asa Philip Randolph is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties. In 1925, he organized and led the ...more

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Ken Saro-Wiwa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Kenule Beeson "Ken" Saro-Wiwa (10 October 1941 – 10 November 1995) was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award for ...more
Gus Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Gus Hall (born Arvo Kustaa Halberg; October 8, 1910 – October 13, 2000) was a leader and chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and its four-time U.S. presidential candidate. As a labor ...more
Tom Mooney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Tom Mooney (September 12, 1954 – December 3, 2006) was an American labor leader and public school teacher.
James Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (; 27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ...more
Evo Morales is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Juan Evo Morales Ayma (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeβo moˈɾales]; born October 26, 1959) is a Bolivian politician and cocalero activist who has served as President of Bolivia since 2006. Widely ...more
Anil Moonesinghe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Anil Moonesinghe (15 February 1927 – 8 December 2002) was a Sri Lankan Trotskyist revolutionary politician and trade unionist. He became a member of parliament, a Cabinet Minister of Transport ...more
Jóhanna Sigurð... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[jou̯ːhana ˈsɪːɣʏrðartou̯htɪr]; born 4 October 1942) is an Icelandic politician and the former Prime Minister of Iceland. ...more

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Earl Browder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Earl Russell Browder (May 20, 1891 – June 27, 1973) was an American political activist and leader of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Browder is best remembered as the General Secretary of the ...more
Farrell Dobbs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Farrell Dobbs (July 25, 1907 – October 31, 1983) was an American Trotskyist, trade unionist, politician, and historian.
Wim Kok is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Willem "Wim" Kok (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪm ˈkɔk] (listen); 29 September 1938 – 20 October 2018) was a Dutch politician who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 22 August ...more
Randi Weingarten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Randi Weingarten (born December 18, 1957) is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator. She is president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a member of the AFL-CIO. She is ...more
Gerda Verburg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Gerritje "Gerda" Verburg (born 19 August 1957) is a Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and trade union leader From 2011 until 2016 Verburg ...more
Thomas Mooney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Thomas Joseph "Tom" Mooney (December 8, 1882 – March 6, 1942) was an American political activist and labor leader, who was convicted with Warren K. Billings of the San Francisco ...more
Siaka Stevens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Siaka Probyn Stevens (24 August 1905 – 29 May 1988) was the leader of Sierra Leone from 1967 to 1985, serving as Prime Minister from 1967 to 1971 and as President from 1971 to 1985. Stevens' ...more
I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Isaac Theophilus Akunna Wallace-Johnson (1894 – 10 May 1965) was a Sierra Leonean and British West African workers' leader, journalist, activist and politician. Born into a poor krio family in ...more
Wanja Lundby-Wedin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Wanja Elisabeth Lundby-Wedin (born 19 October 1952 in Enskede, Södermanland, Sweden) was the President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Swedish: Landsorganisationen i Sverige or ...more
George Meany is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
William George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor union leader for 57 years. He was the key figure in the creation of the AFL-CIO and served as the AFL-CIO's first ...more
Morgan Tsvangirai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (; Shona: [ts͎aŋ.ɡi.ra.i]; 10 March 1952 – 14 February 2018) was a Zimbabwean politician who was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013. He was President of the ...more
James Larkin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
James Larkin (21 January 1876 – 30 January 1947), sometimes known as Jim Larkin, was an Irish republican, socialist and trade union leader. He was one of the founders of the Irish Labour Party, ...more
Thokozani Khuphe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Thokozani Khuphe (born 18 November 1963) is a Zimbabwean politician, trade unionist and the President of the MDC-T breakaway faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). She was Deputy ...more
Michael Mulgrew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Michael Mulgrew is the fifth President of the United Federation of Teachers, the trade union of teachers in New York City, New York. The union's executive board elected Mulgrew in July 2009. ...more
Sam Church is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Trade Unionists
Samuel Morgan Church, Jr. (September 20, 1936 – July 14, 2009) was a coal miner and president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) from 1979 to 1982.