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List of the most notable and famous Trade unionists in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Trade unionists worldwide and top Trade unionists in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Trade unionists to the lesser known Trade unionists in history and today, these are the top Trade unionists in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Trade unionists in the world?". List ranges from A. Philip Randolph to Wong Kwok Hing and more. You can use the people in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then publish it. (56 Items)
Jimmy Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Trade unionists
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James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa was an American labor union leader who vanished in late July 1975, aged 62. He is widely believed to have been murdered. Hoffa was a union activist from a young age, and was an important regional figure with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union by his mid-twenties. By 1952, Hoffa had risen to national vice-president of the IBT and served as the union's general president between 1958 and 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964, and played a major role in the growth and development of the union which eventually became the largest union in the United States with over 1.5 million members at its peak, during his terms as ...more

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Cesar Chavez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Trade unionists
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Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. A Mexican American, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. However, by the mid-1980s membership in the UFW had ...more

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Asa Philip Randolph is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Trade unionists
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Asa Philip Randolph was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties. He organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African American labor union. In the early Civil Rights Movement, Randolph led the March on Washington Movement, which convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 in 1941, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II. The group then successfully pressured President Harry S. Truman to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the armed services. In 1963, Randolph was the head of the March on ...more

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Ken Saro-Wiwa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Trade unionists
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Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate petroleum waste dumping. Initially as spokesperson, and then as president, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations of the ...more

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