Wednesday, January 28, 2009

George Addes

George F. Addes was a founder of the United Automobile Workers union and its secretary-treasurer from 1936 until 1947.

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 died in 1990 and was of Lebanese ancestry.