George F. Addes (August 26, 1911 – June 19, 1990) was a founder of the United Automobile Workers union and its secretary-treasurer from 1936 until 1947.[1][2][3][4]

Addes and Richard Frankensteen led a major faction of the Union, supporting piecework and incentive pay in auto plants. The other faction, led by Walter Reuther, accused them both of being communists. Addes participated in the Battle of the Overpass. [5] Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Addes grew up in Toledo, Ohio and was of Lebanese ancestry.[6]

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  1. ^ New York Times website (1990-06-21). "Obituary for George Addes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  2. ^ detnews.com website (1997-06-23). "The most important strike in American labor history". Retrieved 2008-03-27. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ time.com website (1951-08-18). "The importance of United Automobile Workers". Time. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Who's George For?". Time. March 18, 1946. 
  5. ^ Richard Frankensteen, the UAW's 'other guy'
  6. ^ http://politicalgraveyard.com/group/arabic.html

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