Thomas Van Arsdale (February 16, 1924 - May 20, 2018) was the former head of the New York City Central Labor Council. He succeeded his father, Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., in the post by defeating Victor Gotbaum,who was then the executive director of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Van Arsdale also served as business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #3, a position that he held for 12 terms. His most recent re-election coming in 2005. Van Arsdales's resignation as business manager in 2007 was followed by the unanimous election of Christopher Erikson to complete the unfinished term. He also served as the International Treasurer Emeritus of the same labor organization.
At the communion breakfast for the Catholic Council of Electrical Workers on May 2, 2010, the 43rd Rev. Patrick Morris, OFM Scholarship was in honor of Thomas, and was given to four people.
Van Arsdale died May 20, 2018
John Joseph Sweeney was an American labor leader who served as president of the AFL–CIO from 1995 to 2009.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union that represents approximately 775,000 workers and retirees in the electrical industry in the United States, Canada, Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands; in particular electricians, or inside wiremen, in the construction industry and lineworkers and other employees of public utilities. The union also represents some workers in the computer, telecommunications, and broadcasting industries, and other fields related to electrical work.
David Van Os is a Texas attorney, a member of the Democratic Party of Texas, and a frequent candidate for public office. A three-time Democratic nominee for statewide office, he is a self-styled "People's Democrat" and labor attorney.
Richard Louis Trumka was an American attorney and organized labor leader. He served as president of the United Mine Workers from 1982 to 1995, and then was secretary-general of the AFL–CIO from 1995 to 2009. He was elected president of the AFL–CIO on September 16, 2009, at the federation's convention in Pittsburgh, and served in that position until his death.
Brian M. McLaughlin is a former American Democratic politician and labor leader from Flushing, Queens.
Thomas Reilly Donahue, who served as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1979 to 1995, President in 1995, and President Emeritus since 1996, is one of the most influential leaders of the post-World War II American trade union movement.
Daniel Joseph Tobin was an American labor leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1907 to 1952. From 1917 to 1928, he was treasurer of the American Federation of Labor. He served on the federation's Executive Council beginning in 1934, and served until his resignation in 1952.
Pomonok is a working class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. This large public housing development in South Flushing was built in 1949 on the former site of Pomonok Country Club. The name comes from a Native American word for eastern Long Island, and means either "land of tribute" or "land where there is travelling by water".
The International Typographical Union (ITU) was a US trade union for the printing trade for newspapers and other media. It was founded on May 3, 1852, in the United States as the National Typographical Union, and changed its name to the International Typographical Union at its Albany, New York, convention in 1869 after it began organizing members in Canada. The ITU was one of the first unions to admit female members, admitting women members such as Augusta Lewis, Mary Moore and Eva Howard in 1869.
Edwin D. "Ed" Hill was an electrical worker, labor union activist and labor leader in the United States. He was the president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), AFL-CIO from 2001 until his retirement in 2015.
Elizabeth H. Shuler is an American labor activist and, since August 5, 2021, President of the AFL–CIO. She is the first woman to be elected president of the federation. She was previously the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position of Secretary-Treasurer. She is the highest-ranking woman in the labor federation's history. From her election to the retirement of Arlene Holt Baker in 2013 was the first time that two of the three officer positions in the AFL–CIO were held by women; her election as president with Fred Redmond succeeding her as Secretary-Treasurer marked the first time two of the three positions were held by African Americans.
John J. "Johnny Doc" Dougherty is a prominent labor leader in Philadelphia. As a leader within the Philadelphia organized labor scene, Dougherty is a prominent political figure who helps Democratic candidates get elected by directing donations and volunteers.
Donald W. Norcross is an American politician and labor leader who is the U.S. representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, Norcross was first elected to the seat in 2014, following the resignation of Rob Andrews. His district covers much of the New Jersey side of the Philadelphia metro area, including Camden, Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, and Glassboro. Norcross was a member of the New Jersey State Senate from 2010 to 2014, and briefly in the New Jersey General Assembly in 2010.
William J. Lindsay was an American politician. He served as Suffolk County, New York Legislator from the 8th district until his death. He also served as the presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature and was the longest serving PO in the history of Suffolk County.
William Francis Dunne was an American Marxist political activist, newspaper editor and trade unionist. He is best remembered as the editor of the radical Butte Bulletin around the turn of the 1920s and as an editor of the daily newspaper of the Communist Party USA from the middle-1920s through the 1930s. Dunne was founding member of the Communist Labor Party of America, but was removed from the national leadership of the party in 1934 and expelled in 1946 on charges of factionalism.
Elmer H. Baumann was an American electrician from Milwaukee who served one term (1927–1928) as a Socialist member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing Milwaukee County's 11th Assembly district.
Colin Van Ostern, is an American businessman and politician who served on the New Hampshire Executive Council from 2013 to 2017, where he represented the state's second district. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Hampshire in 2016. He was a candidate for a two-year term as New Hampshire Secretary of State in the New Hampshire General Court's 2018 election, which he lost to incumbent Bill Gardner.
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. was a labor and community leader in New York City. His father was a union electrician.
New York City Central Labor Council (NYCCLC) is the largest local labor membership organization under the direction of the national AFL–CIO. Founded in 1959 the NYCCLC represents over 400 local New York City unions in both the public and private sectors of the New York economy. Of the 11 million total workers represented by the AFL–CIO, the New York City Central Labor Council alone represents close to 15% of its total membership. The organization represents over 1.5 million New York City workers, including teachers, truck drivers, operating engineers, nurses, construction workers, electricians, firefighters, retail workers, janitors, train operators, bakers, etc. The New York Central Labor Council is a labor membership organization devoted to supporting, advancing and advocating for its member organizations and all 'working class' people of New York City.
The 2017 Cincinnati mayoral election took place on November 7, 2017, to elect the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. The election was officially nonpartisan, with the top two candidates from the May 2 primary election advancing to the general election, regardless of party. Incumbent Democratic Mayor John Cranley won re-election to a second term.