Ira Grupper

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Ira Grupper

Ira Grupper is a Kentucky activist.

Labor unionist

Grupper worked on a factory assembly line, from 1975 thru 1999. He was a union shop steward for 21 years, and represented his union on the Greater Louisville (Kentucky) Central Labor Council for eight years.[1]

Committees of Correspondence

On February 26 1994 a Midwest Regional Meeting of Committees of Correspondence was held at West Lafayette Indiana.

Participants included Ira Grupper Louisville Kentucky.[2]

In 2006 members of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee were[3];

Marilyn Albert, Mael Apollon, Carl Bloice, Barbara Blong, Barry Cohen, David Cohen, Otis Cunningham, Carl Davidson, Mort Frank, Todd Freeberg, Pat Fry, Marian Gordon, Ira Grupper, June Hemmingson, Ed Hemmingson, Fred Hicks, Duncan McFarland, Anne Mitchell, Maxine Orris, Ted Pearson, Gina Pesulima-Palencar, Edith Pollach, Marty Price, Merle Ratner, Jay Schaffner, Jae Scharlin, Mike Stein, Harry Targ, Walter Teague, Meta Van Sickle, Steve Willett and Mildred Williamson.

CCDS meeting

A Midwest Regional Meeting, of the Committees of Correspondence For Democracy and Socialism, was convened at Wesley Foundation, Indiana, November 13 2004.

Agenda:Reports and Discussion on CCDS activities and our role in 2004 election

  • New forms of struggle and organization were created in the movement to defeat Bush--how can we sustain them?
  • What are the most urgent foreign policy questions to be addressed now?
  • What are the strategic roles of the labor movement, youth movements, and racially and nationally oppressed communities?
  • What is effective organizing and what is not?

Speakers included:

Norm Childress,Indiana labor leader Mildred Williamson, Illinois Health Care Professional Ira Grupper, Kentucky Middle East Solidarity activist Carl Davidson, Illinois Peace and Justice Voter 2004 Marilyn Albert, Socialist Education Project (CCDS) Attieno Davis, CCDS National Office.[4]

Committees of Correspondence NCC

July 25 2009 Ira Grupper, Kentucky, was a candidate[5]for the Committees of Correspondence National Co-ordinating Committee at CCDS national conference in San Francisco-elected.

Grupper was chair of the CCDS Labor Committee.[6]

2013 CCDS National Coordinating Committee

Ira Grupper, Kentucky was elected in 2013 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[7]

Havana conference

Grupper wrote a paper for delivery at an international conference in June 2013, at the University of Havana, in Havana, Cuba: The Relationship between the U.S. Labor Movement and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement: Past and Present.[8]