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Luc Desnoyers

Luc Desnoyers (born October 2, 1950) is a Canadian trade unionist and politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the Bloc Québécois.
After one term in office, he was defeated in the 2011 election by Laurin Liu of the New Democratic Party.

Claude Gravelle

Claude Gravelle (born October 26, 1949) is a former Canadian politician, first elected to represent the electoral district of Nickel Belt in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and was defeated in the 2015 Canadian federal election
Gravelle is a retired machinist and union organizer at Inco’s mining operations in Sudbury, where he was a member of the United Steelworkers union. Gravelle first entered politics in 1997 on the town council of Rayside-Balfour. He did not run for re-election to Greater Sudbury City Council following the municipal amalgamation in the 2000 municipal election, but became co-chair of the Rayside-Balfour community action network. He ran for re-election to city council in the 2003 municipal election, but was not elected.
Gravelle ran as the federal New Democratic Party candidate in Nickel Belt in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections, losing narrowly to incumbent MP Ray Bonin both times. He won the riding in 2008 following Bonin’s retirement, easily beating the new Liberal candidate, former city councillor Louise Portelance. In 2015, he lost to Liberal challenger Marc Serré.

James Simpson (politician)

James “Jimmie” Simpson (1873 – September 24, 1938) was a Canadian trade unionist, printer, journalist and left-wing politician in Toronto, Ontario. He was a longtime member of Toronto’s city council and served as Mayor of Toronto in 1935, the first member of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation to serve in that capacity. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (born César Estrada Chávez, locally: [ˈsesaɾ esˈtɾaða ˈtʃaβes]; March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, 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 dwindled to around 15,000.
During his lifetime, Colegio Cesar Chavez was one of the few institutions named in his honor, but after his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, with many schools, streets, and parks being named after him. He has since become an icon for organized labor and leftist politics, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic empowerment based on grass roots organizing. He is also famous for popularizing the slogan “Sí, se puede” (Spanish for “Yes, one can” or, roughly, “Yes, it can be done”), which was adopted as the 2008 campaign slogan of Barack Obama. His supporters say his work led to numerous improvements for union laborers. Although the UFW faltered a few years after Chavez died in 1993, he became an iconic “folk saint” in the pantheon of Mexican Americans. His birthday, March 31, has become Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas.

Francine Lalonde

Francine Lalonde (August 24, 1940 – January 17, 2014) was a politician on the federal (Canada) and provincial (Quebec) levels. Prior to being elected she was a lecturer, teacher and unionist.
She was minister responsible for the status of women in the Lévesque government from January 16, 1985 until June 5, 1985. She resigned following her defeat to Robert Bourassa in the by-election of June 3, 1985 in the electoral district of Bertrand, failing to win a seat in the National Assembly of Quebec.
She was a Bloc Québécois member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the districts of La Pointe-de-l’Île from 2004 election to 2011, and Mercier from the 1993 election to 2004. She has in the past been the Bloc’s critic of Human Resources Development and of Industry, and of Foreign Affairs.
In June 2005, Lalonde introduced in Parliament a private Bill C-407 that would have legalized assisted suicide in Canada. Re-elected in January 2006, she promised to reintroduce her bill to legalize assisted suicide.
On September 13, 2010, Lalonde announced she would not be a candidate for re-election following the expiration of her current mandate “because of the re-emergence of my cancer and the need to pursue new treatments”. She died of cancer on January 17, 2014.

James Fulton

James Fulton (1868 – May 1925) was a Scottish trade unionist.

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and he twice won the Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950).

Margaret Dreier Robins

Margaret Dreier Robins (6 September 1868 – 21 February 1945) was an American labor leader.

Elie Wiesel

Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE (/ˈɛli viˈzɛl/, Yiddish: אליעזר וויזל‎, Elyezer Vizel; September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.
Along with writing, he was a professor of the humanities at Boston University, which created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor. He was involved with Jewish causes, and helped establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In his political activities he also campaigned for victims of oppression in places like South Africa and Nicaragua and genocide in Sudan. He publicly condemned the 1915 Armenian genocide and remained a strong defender of human rights during his lifetime. He had been described as “the most important Jew in America” by the Los Angeles Times.
Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, at which time the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a “messenger to mankind,” stating that through his struggle to come to terms with “his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler’s death camps”, as well as his “practical work in the cause of peace”, Wiesel had delivered a message “of peace, atonement and human dignity” to humanity. He was a founding board member of the New York Human Rights Foundation and remained active throughout his life.

Helene Walker

Helene Walker MBE (1904 – December 1994) was a British trade unionist.

Elizabeth Nord

Elizabeth Nord (1902-1986) was an American labor organizer. She was one of the leaders of the great textile strike of 1934 and the first woman to serve on the executive board of the Textile Workers Union of America.

Gary Doer

Gary Albert Doer, OM (born March 31, 1948) is a Canadian former politician and diplomat from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He served as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States from October 19, 2009 to March 3, 2016. Doer previously served as the 20th Premier of Manitoba from 1999 to 2009, leading a New Democratic Party government.

Marshall Jackman

Marshall James Jackman (1860 – 2 August 1938) was a British trade unionist and politician, who served on the London County Council.

Richard Goyette

Richard Goyette était président du Syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs de la régie des installations olympiques (STTRIO), il était également président des organismes gouvernementaux au sein de la CSN au Québec.

Janeé Ayers

Janeé L. Ayers (born October 10, 1981) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. In 2015, Ayers was appointed to Detroit City Council as an at large member after the resignation of Saunteel Jenkins.

Marcel Pepin

Marcel Pepin (February 28, 1926 – March 6, 2000) was a trade unionist in Quebec, Canada. He was the president of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux from 1965 until 1976.

Marc Laviolette

Marc Laviolette est un syndicaliste québécois. Il a été le président de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) de 1999 à 2002.

August Spies

August Vincent Theodore Spies (/spiːs/, SPEES; 1855–1887) was an American upholsterer, radical labor activist, and newspaper editor. Spies is remembered as one of the anarchists in Chicago who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder following a bomb attack on police in an event remembered as the Haymarket affair. Spies was one of four who were executed in the aftermath of this event.

Ken Baker

Frederick Albert Baker (died November 2002), known as Ken Baker, was a British trade unionist.

John Willcocks

John Willcocks (1882 – 12 May 1948) was a British trade union leader.

Carol Hughes

Carol R. Hughes MP (born November 26, 1958 in Val Caron, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing in the House of Commons of Canada since 2008. She is a member of the New Democratic Party.

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