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)
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, US
Nationality American-Lebanese
Occupation Politician, activist trade unionist

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. Addes participated in the Battle of the Overpass.[5] Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Addes grew up in Toledo, Ohio and 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". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. 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'". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2008-03-28.
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