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 Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and the Socialist Party of America. He became secretary-treasurer of the union in 1929 and president in 1932. He held the position until 1966. In 1934, he became vice president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) but left to help form the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1936. He was one of the leading trade union supporters of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, and in 1936 he left the Socialist Party to help found the American Labor Party (ALP). He left the CIO in 1938, and the ILGWU was independent until 1945 when it rejoined the AFL.
   Dubinsky left the ALP in 1944 and was one of the founders of the Liberal Party. He was also active in Americans for Democratic Action, formed in 1947 to oppose communism. After the war, Dubinsky was involved in combating racketeering in the unions and was a member of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations Committee on Ethical Practices.

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