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March, Herbert

Biography:

"Principal Chicago leader of the Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee, CIO (1937-1943). Orator, tactician, successful organizer, visionary of the Left." Although March joined the Armour and Company plant in 1922, within a year he formed the Stock Yards Labor Council and served on its Executive Board. In 1937 he became the district director of the CIO Packinghouse Worker's Organizing Committee. Through the organizing efforts of March, Armour as well as Swift and Wilson recognized organized labor by 1941. Throughout his career, March promoted equal pay regardless of gender or race. (ILHS Union Hall of Honor, Illinois Labor History Society, retrieved March 14, 2008.)

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