>Democratic Socialist Party of America
The U.S. labor movement has been fueled by the passion and fire of socialists, anarchists, communists, and leftists of many types. Socialists have been active since the very beginnings of the nationally organized movement.
In the following decades, former SP members rose to top positions in their unions and, sometimes, in the broader labor movement. These include Walter Reuther (president, United Auto Workers and president, CIO; vice-president, AFL-CIO); his brother Victor (international director, UAW); and Sidney Hillman (president, Amalgamated Clothing Workers and vice-president, CIO). Later, prominent members of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, a predecessor to DSA, included Jerry Wurf (president, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) and William Winpisinger (president, International Association of Machinists). As leaders of major industrial unions, they often had a significant role in Democratic Party politics, meeting with U.S. presidents and promoting important social legislation.
September 27, 2016
Democratic Socialists of America:
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Economic Policy Institute: Board of Directors
Thomas Perez: currently serves as chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Keith Ellison: Attorney General of Minnesota
Randi Weingarten is president of the 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Becky Pringle: President, National Education Association [NEA]
Elizabeth H. Shuler: president of the AFL-CIO
Mary Kay Henry: international president of Service Employees International Union
Wilma Liebman: President Obama named [her] to be Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2009
Robert Martinez Jr.: currently serves as the International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
Lee Saunders: president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
Christopher M. Shelton: currently serves as the president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Robert Johnson: Previously served as managing director at Soros Fund Management and Bankers Trust Company…