Don Slaiman

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Don Slaiman

Don Slaiman is a US labor activist. Currently Chairman at Frantia LLC Scottsdale, Arizona.

Union comrades

Virginia Diamond August 31 2019·


With Brian Wivell, Don Slaiman and Jason Ascher at ATU Local 689.

Moscow time

In the mid 1990s Don Slaiman, was Director of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Moscow Office[1].

Supporting the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Strikers

In the June 14, 1997 edition of People's Weekly World Don Slaiman, National Field Staff AFL-CIO, was listed among those who sent their support to the 4500 members of the United Steelworkers of America who have been on strike against the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation since October 1, 1996:[2]

Influencing the vote

In May 1998 Don Slaiman, international AFL-CIO field representative for Ohio, spoke to the Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio general meeting inabout unions and living wage campaigns. A long-time organizer, Slaiman had worked with trade unions in Russia and Romania as well as in the United States. He first started working in Ohio in 1996 with the AFL-CIO's "America Needs a Raise" campaign, directing one of the first town meetings held at that time[3].

Slaiman told us that current union activity is focusing on mobilizing members to vote. Unions are educating members on various issues, rather than telling them who to vote for, hoping for a big turnout in the November elections. At stake is control of the five-member apportionment board that draws political district lines in Ohio. The board consists of the governor, state auditor, secretary of state, the House speaker and the Senate president. Whichever party controls this board can usually draw the lines so that their party wins most of the elections.

Backing the PWW

In January 1998 fourteen Ohio labor leaders, headed by Dick Acton, vice president of the Ohio AFL-CIO, sent a letter to their contemporaries urging their financial support of the Communist Party USA's People's Weekly World. The letter, which was sent to 50 labor leaders in the Cleveland area of Northeast Ohio said the World "tells our story and unhesitatingly takes our side. It was there when we needed it and now it needs is."

Employee Free Choice Act work

In April 2009 Don Slaiman, was working on the Employee Free Choice Act campaign in critical state of Colorado[4].


Senior Field Rep, AFL-CIO, Oct 1995 – Present.

Fratia LLC

Fratia LLC, Chairman, Fratia LLC, Feb 2013 – Present , Scottsdale, Arizona.

Electioneering, Politics, Entertainment, Foreign Affairs, Mobilizing, and Marketing.[5]