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Join In Celebrating The Life of Mollie West

Join In Celebrating The Life of Mollie West

September 23, 2015

Dear Chicago Federation of Labor Affiliate,

Mollie West, longtime leader of both the Illinois Labor History Society and the Chicago Labor Movement, passed away on Friday, August 7, at the age of 99. Join the celebration of her life on Saturday, October 3. The reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m., with the program beginning at 1 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
Piper Hall - 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Mollie had a tremendous impact on the labor movement throughout her life. She was a proud member of the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 and served as a delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Illinois AFL-CIO. She was also a founding member of the Chicago Coalition of Labor Union Women. As a young woman, she was part of the demonstration supporting the Republic Steel strikers, where ten died in the Memorial Day Massacre of 1937.

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