Stanley Gacek

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Stanley Gacek


Stanley Gacek is Chair of the International Labor Law Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Education

Gacek received his B.A. in social studies, an inter-disciplinary major combining political theory, history, economics and sociology, from Harvard University in 1974, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978[1].

DSA member

In 1990, Stanley Gacek was a member of Democratic Socialists of America. [2]

In 1994 Stan Gacek was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He was named as the Vice President for International Affairs at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.[3]

Folger Boycott

In 1990, St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America made the Folger Boycott a major activity with help from UFCW International Affairs Director Stanley Gacek.[4]

DSA "Globalization From Below" conference

Globalization From Below was a conference held May 29 - 31 , 1998 in Chicago Illinois, organized by Democratic Socialists of America.

Invited speakers were Profirio Munoz-Ledo, PRD-Mexico; Audrey MacLaughlin, New Democratic Party-Canada; Rev. Jesse Jackson; Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers; Clare Short, Secretary of State for Overseas Development, UK; Rep. Luis Gutierrez; Rep. Danny Davis; Jose LaLuz, AFSCME, Karen Nussbaum, AFL-CIO; Stanley Gacek, AFL-CIO; Stephen Yokich, United Auto Workers; Enrique Herandez, Han Young/ Hyundai plant organizer, Tijuana.[5]

Friend of Lula

Democratic Left, Nov./Dec. 1990 page 3

Stanley Gacek is a labor attorney and AFL-CIO International Affairs Assistant Director, responsible for the Federation’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has spoken and written extensively on Brazilian labor and politics and has been a friend and adviser to President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva and the PT since the early 1980s[6].

Since 1981, he has served as a special advisor on North American affairs to the Brazilian Workers Party[7].

From Democratic Left, Winter 2005, page 7;[8]

Stanley Gacek is a labor attorney and AFL-CIO International Affairs Assistant Director, responsible forthe Federation’s relations withLatin America and the Caribbean. He has spoken and written extensivelyon Brazilian labor and politics and has been a friend and adviser to Lula and the PT fortwenty-four years.

Socialist International

The Democratic Socialists of America, delegation to the XXII Congress of the Socialist International, São Paulo 27-29 October 2003 included[9];

AFL-CIO International Department

Since August 1, 2006, Stanley Gacek has been the Associate Director of the newly restored International Department of the AFL-CIO, the largest national trade union central in the United States. He is responsible for representing the Federation to counterpart union centrals, governments, and civil society organizations throughout the world, as well as interacting with many international organizations such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

From 1997 until 2005, Gacek was Assistant Director for International Affairs. Prior to his position at the AFL-CIO, Gacek was Assistant General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), a North American labor organization representing 1.4 million employees in the food and retail industries, from 1979 to 1984[10].

References

  1. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/events/docs/bios.col.fta.pdf
  2. Democratic Left, November/December 1990, page 23
  3. Revised list of committees of the 1994-1995 DSA National Political Committee
  4. Dem. left, Jan./Feb. 1991, page 10
  5. Issue #1 1998 • Democratic Left • page 10
  6. http://www.dsausa.org/dl/Winter_2005.pdf
  7. http://www.yorku.ca/lefthist/bios/gacek.html
  8. Dem. Left,Winter 2004/2005
  9. http://www.socialistinternational.org/viewArticle.cfm?ArticlePageID=813
  10. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/events/docs/bios.col.fta.pdf