George Addes

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George Addes
Born (1911-08-26)August 26, 1911
La Crosse, Wisconsin, US
Died June 19, 1990(1990-06-19) (aged 78)
Wisconsin, US
Occupation Politician, activist

George F. Addes (August 26, 1911 – June 19, 1990) was a founder of the United Automobile Workers union and its secretary-treasurer from 1936 until 1947.[1][2][3][4]

Addes and Richard Frankensteen led a major faction of the Union, supporting piecework and incentive pay in auto plants. The other faction, led by Walter Reuther, accused them both of being communists.[5] Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Addes was of Lebanese ancestry.[6]

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  1. ^ New York Times website (1990-06-21). "Obituary for George Addes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  2. ^ website (1997-06-23). "The most important strike in American labor history". Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  3. ^ website (1951-08-18). "The importance of United Automobile Workers". Time. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Who's George For?". Time. March 18, 1946. 
  5. ^ Richard Frankensteen, the UAW's 'other guy'
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