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Charles McMillan, who guided the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the aftermath of the 2008 recession as the first black man elected as its president, died Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas, following complications due to congestive heart failure, the association confirmed. He was 66.   Under McMillan’s leadership, the association lobbied successfully for an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers, tackled rampant foreclosure rates and fought to prevent banking interests from entering the real estate industry, which NAR argued could stymie competition.

Dude wasn't a tiny man, no wonder he dropped over at 66.  Looks like Fats Domino!

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Here's one from my hometown.

Detroit Police Commissioner Derrick B. Sanders, 59, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 31Sanders, who worked as a business agent and trustee for the Operating Engineers 324 labor union, began serving as an at-large member of the police commission in December 2015 after being appointed by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. 

The Detroit Police Commission is a civilian oversight board comprised of four appointed and seven elected members tasked with guiding department policy, spending and investigating citizen complaints, among other duties. 

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Tony Cooke, the former head of Unions WA (Western Australia) and figurehead for massive industrial protests against the WA government in the 1990s, has died at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.  

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Another one in this thread that doesn't specifically fall into a 'union' category, but:

 

Ralph Paige, a former executive director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund and who championed the cause of black farmers in Georgia, has died.  He was 74.

 

http://elpublicante.net/ralph-paige-champion-of-black-farmers-dies-at-74/

 

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Former Vermont ACLU executive director Scott Skinner has died of complications of lung disease.  According to an obituary in the Times Argus, Skinner died on Dec. 15. He was 76. Skinner and his wife, Mary Just, both attorneys, lived in Middlesex for 40 years. They were soon to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Former National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) president and the general secretary of the Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Limusa) Cedric Gina has died.   He was 48 years old.   Family spokesperson Bongani Gina confirmed that the trade unionist had passed away on Monday at a Durban hospital after a short illness.
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Garfield Davies, Lord Davies of Coity, former General Secretary of USDAW and one of those Labour peers accused of pocketing thousands in expenses without turning up for duty before they changed the rules, dead: https://www.usdaw.org.uk/About-Us/News/2019/Mar/Usdaw-mourns-the-passing-of-a-former-general-secre

 

Yeah, once you drill down Tories and Labour cut from the same cloth.

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46 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

Paul Raybold - Trade Unionist dies aged 55/56.

 

They loved him so much that they couldn't get his name right. Paul Raybould. 

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I may be reading too much into this, but regarding Karen Lewis, ex-leader of the Chicago teacher's  union, this recent article states that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor (yes, we know), and is unable to respond for comment.

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/6/28/18662706/chicago-teachers-unions-strike-labor-movement

She hasn't been one to shy away from making a statement in the past, so maybe this is significant? 

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Rather unpopular former leader of the UDM who split from the National Union of Mineworkers following the miners' strike of the 1980s, Neil Greatrex dead: https://www.chad.co.uk/news/people/former-udm-leader-and-miners-strike-figure-neil-greatrex-has-died-1-9897566

 

Found guilty of embezzlement of funds from a nursing home to help sick/injured mineworkers.

 

Such a character...what you'd expect from someone born on April Fools Day.

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Rather unpopular former leader of the UDM who split from the National Union of Mineworkers following the miners' strike of the 1980s, Neil Greatrex dead: https://www.chad.co.uk/news/people/former-udm-leader-and-miners-strike-figure-neil-greatrex-has-died-1-9897566

 

Found guilty of embezzlement of funds from a nursing home to help sick/injured mineworkers.

 

Such a character...what you'd expect from someone born on April Fools Day.

Damn. I have Roy Lynk on my DDP team as a unique.

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5 hours ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

Interesting tweet. She refers to her facility.  Hospice? 

 

 

I'd assume palliative care

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Moved story to another thread.
 

Ah fuck it, I'll cross post, as it needs posting in both.

Jimmy Boyle, a legendary New York firefighter, lost a long battle with cancer on Sunday.  Boyle was 80 years old.

He first joined the FDNY in 1962 and was a two-time head of the firefighter’s union before retiring in 1987.  
In 2001, he raced to Ground Zero on 9/11 to search for his 37-year-old son Michael, who was also a firefighter. Michael Boyle died when the towers collapsed. 
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Saw Union People, thought it must be Karen Lewis. Nope. Invincible, apparently.

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2 hours ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

Saw Union People, thought it must be Karen Lewis. Nope. Invincible, apparently.


Any time I see this thread get bumped I think the same thing

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