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==Honoring Eve Neidelman==
 
==Honoring Eve Neidelman==
 
On September 4, 1999, the following added their names to the below greeting,<ref>September 4, 1999, Labor Day Supplement of [[People's Weekly World]], Page F</ref>
 
On September 4, 1999, the following added their names to the below greeting,<ref>September 4, 1999, Labor Day Supplement of [[People's Weekly World]], Page F</ref>
:'''''[[Eve Neidelman]] 1902-1999''' - "We honor a life devoted to the American Working Class and its Trade  Unions. A promoter of Art and Artists, and a strong believer in Socialism. May her memory serve as an inspiration."''
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*[[Michele Artt]]
 
*[[Michele Artt]]
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*[[Angelo Deitos]]
 
*[[Angelo Deitos]]
 
*[[Hy Dooha]]
 
*[[Hy Dooha]]
*[[Peggie Frankie]] - an open member of the CPUSA - [[Detroit]]
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*[[Peggy Frankie]] - an open member of the CPUSA - [[Detroit]]
 
*[[Duane Frankie]] - husband of [[Peggy Frankie]] - [[Detroit]]
 
*[[Duane Frankie]] - husband of [[Peggy Frankie]] - [[Detroit]]
 
*[[Ruth Goldman]]
 
*[[Ruth Goldman]]
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*[[Helen Winter]] - open member of the CPUSA - New York City and later California
 
*[[Helen Winter]] - open member of the CPUSA - New York City and later California
 
*[[Betty Yochim]]
 
*[[Betty Yochim]]
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==Honoring Joseph Henderson==
 
On September 4, 1999, the following added their names to the below greeting. The list is mainly made up of members of the CPUSA in [[Baltimore]], [[Maryland]], if not exclusively of them, as Henderson was a key CPUSA leader in the Baltimore CPUSA for many decades.<ref>September 4, 1999, Labor Day Supplement of [[People's Weekly World]], Page E</ref>
 
:''"We think often of our believed [[Joseph Henderson|Joseph P. Henderson]], steel union organizer, Communist and the life of the part. We try to live up to the example he set in the struggle for peace, equality and Socialism"''
 
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*[[Margaret Baldridge]] - wife of open CPUSA member Jim Baldridge; once a member of the [[YWLL]], the youth arm of the CPUSA, early 1970's (specifically May 1973) in Baltimore<ref>Notes of Max Friedman, a native of Baltimore, Md.</ref>
 
*[[Jim Baldridge]] - open CPUSA member; May, 1973 member of the CP's [[YWLL]] in Baltimore (ibid, Friedman notes)
 
*[[Pam Bayless]] - wife of open CPUSA member/leader Les Bayless
 
*[[Les Bayless]] - open CPUSA leader in Baltimore
 
*[[Helen Evans]] - wife of Garland Evans
 
*[[Garland Evans]]
 
*[[Carl Gentile]] - former [[YWLL]] leader in Baltimore
 
*[[Ted Gilbert]] - old CPUSA supporter and/or member in Baltimore
 
*[[Leah Lurie Heyn]]
 
*[[William Hull]]
 
*[[Kuya Kemet]]
 
*[[George Meyers|George A. Meyers]] - longtime CPUSA chairman for Baltimore and Maryland
 
*[[Ellen Pinter]] - longtime association with the CPUSA in Maryland. Identified in congressional hearings as the sister-in-law of the (late) [[Al Lannon]], a CPUSA leader in [[Harry Bridges]] CPUSA-controlled [[International Longshoremen & Warehousemens Union]]  [[ILWU]]. Lannon was an admitted CPUSA member. His son, [[Al Lannon, Jr.]] became the ILWU representative/lobbyist in Washington, D.C. in the early 1970's.
 
Ellen Pinter showed up as a member of the [[Baltimore]] [[Jews For Peace]] phone-booth operation in 1971, at a "service" re peace in Vietnam. What remained of the core of the old Baltimore/Maryland CPUSA also attended this event and attempted to take it over. They were exposed by a group of liberal & conservative Jews who know who they really were and what they were up to.<ref>Personal communication from Max Friedman, a Baltimore native, who attended the meeting and took notes of those present. He also got inside information from one of the Jewish anti-communists, [[Marion Buchman]], the then wife of CPUSA member/attorney [[Harold Buchman]], the local NLG leader. Buchman took the Fifth Amendment before HCUA on May 5, 1957, Hearings, Communist Party, Baltimore, Maryland, Part 2</ref>.
 
GET COMPLETE CITATION.
 
(''Need to check who her husband was. Believe he was an identified member of the CPUSA from the 1950s hearings'')
 
*[[Howard Silverberg]] - longtime CPUSA member
 
*[[Majorie Smith]]
 
*[[Joann Topolski]] - wife of Tony Topolski
 
*[[Tony Topolski]] - his name has been associated with the CP of Baltimore/events
 
*[[Mario Torres]]
 
*[[Anita Wheeler]] - open CPUSA member
 
*[[Joyce Wheeler]] - wife of CPUSA leader in Baltimore/CP newspapers, Tim Wheeler
 
*[[Tim Wheeler]] - longtime CPUSA newspaper writer, then editor, and Baltimore CP leader
 
*[[Susan Wheeler]] - [[Susan Elizabeth Wheeler]] - open CPUSA - later moved to [[Oregon]].Her name will appear in the "Labor Day Supplement of the PWW, Sept. 4, 1999, page C, in the "We Honor Frank Soifer" full page remembrance of the late Chairman of the [[Oregon Communist Party]] [[Oregon]]
 
*[[Tina Wheeler]] - openly associated with the CPUSA in Baltimore - possibly child of Anita & Tim Wheeler
 
*[[Morgan Wheeler]] - openly associated with the CPUSA in Baltimore - possibly child of Anita & Tim Wheeler
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:01, 18 September 2019


Just as the Communist Party CPUSA newspapers runs Mayday greetings almost every year, so to does it run Labor Day greetings, usually from the same people.

Lists of people from both specific geographical locations (i.e. state, city) or by subject (i.e. a greeting to someone specific or just to the "Day" will appear in this section over a period of time. It must be remembered that just because a name appears in a "greeting", it does not mean that the individual is a member of the CPUSA. However, since most people don't know that the CPUSA newspaper still exists, it is not unreasonable to assume that the individual signing the greeting is well aware of where it is going to appear, and in many cases, it is safe to assume that the signer knew that many of the people involved in their particular ad were members of the CPUSA.

Honoring Eve Neidelman

On September 4, 1999, the following added their names to the below greeting,[1]

Eve Neidelman 1902-1999 - "We honor a life devoted to the American Working Class and its Trade Unions. A promoter of Art and Artists, and a strong believer in Socialism. May her memory serve as an inspiration."

Solidarity to Build People's Weekly World

The following added their names to the below greeting,[2]

"We friends of the People's Weekly World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin stand shoulder to shoulder with the American worker in exposing the greed of monopoly capitalism. We pledge to build the People's Weekly World from Labor day to May Day. Solidarity forever."

We Honor Frank Soifer

Labor Day Supplement of People's Weekly World PWW, Sept. 4, 1999, Page C

The text of the greeting is as follows, with the list of signers afterwards: "Iron Worker, past president of [[International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 790, (California bay Area)". Chair, Oregon Communist Party. Fighter for labor all his adult life since joining the Young Communist League and the Communist Party USA in 1939. Served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Leader in labor struggles on behalf of his union and his class, guided by his deep understanding of class struggle. Candidate for Mayor of Eugene, Oregon, 1996. Honored as a "Hometown Human Rights Hero" in 1998 by City of Eugene, Oregon Human Rights Program. Member of Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network. Tireless supporter of the People's Weekly World."

"Frank is a troublemaker in a constructive and progressive way. He cares for people before profits, and anyone willing to raise that standard is a precious resource." - Charles Spencer, ESSN co-chair, quoted by Paul Neevel in "Eugene Weekly", 5/20/99.

On This Labor Day We Honor Audrey West

Labor Day Supplement of People's Weekly World, Sept. 4, 1999, Page D

"For her untold hours on the picket lines and in strike relief work. For her initiatives for peace and women's equality. For her work against racial bigotry. And for her conviction that people's unity will make our dream of a truly human world a reality."

Audrey West was literally a lifelong member of the CPUSA, and this group of greeters represent the states of Washington and Oregon. Was was the "General Manager" of the PWW, issue of June 12, 1993,p. 16

References

  1. September 4, 1999, Labor Day Supplement of People's Weekly World, Page F
  2. September 4, 1999, Labor Day Supplement of People's Weekly World, Page D