Dubinsky, David

(1892–1981)
   US labour leader. Arriving in New York from Poland in 1910, Dubinsky found work as a cutter in the rag trade. He was president of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union for thirty-four years (1931–66) and made it one of the most respected and progressive labour unions in the world. He was an influential figure in the Democratic Party, and in the anti-Communist International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). Dubinsky took a keen interest in the Histadrut and visited Israel many times. The members of his union contributed the funds to build a hospital in Beersheba in his name.

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  • DUBINSKY, DAVID — (1892–1982), U.S. labor leader. Born in Brest Litovsk, Belorussia, Dubinsky was brought up in the Polish city of Lodz, where he became a master baker and secretary of the militant Lodz Bakers Union organized by the bund . He was arrested and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Dubinsky, David — born Feb. 22, 1892, Brest Litovsk, Russian Empire died Sept. 17, 1982, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. labour leader. The son of a baker in Russian Poland, he was sent to Siberia in 1908 for his union activities. In 1911 he escaped and immigrated to… …   Universalium

  • Dubinsky, David — (1892 1982)    Born David Dobnievski in Poland, Dubinsky was imprisoned in Siberia for his early trade union activities. He immigrated to the United States in 1911, found work as a cutter in the garment industry, and joined the International… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Dubinsky,David — Du·bin·sky (do͞o bĭnʹskē), David. 1892 1982. Russian born American labor leader who was president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (1932 1966). * * * …   Universalium

  • Dubinsky, David — (1862 1982)    American labour leader. He was born in Belorussia, and emigrated to the US in 1910. He became president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1932, and vice president of the American Federation of Labour in 1934.… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Dubinsky, David — (22 feb. 1892, Brest Litovsk, Imperio ruso– 17 sep. 1982, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Dirigente laboral estadounidense. Hijo de un panadero en la Polonia rusa, fue enviado a Siberia en 1908 por sus actividades sindicales. En 1911 se escapó e… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • David Dubinsky — Portrait Born February 22, 1892(1892 02 22) Brest Litovsk, Belarus Died September 17, 1982(1982 09 17) (aged 90) Occup …   Wikipedia

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  • David — /day vid/ for 1, 2, 5; Fr. /dann veed / for 3, 5; Sp. /dah veedh / for 4, 5, n. 1. died c970 B.C., the second king of Israel, reigned c1010 c970, successor to Saul: slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath. 2. Saint. Also called Dewi Sant. A.D.… …   Universalium

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