Andrew McKenzie

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Andrew McKenzie is president of the Leather Goods, Plastics, Novelty and Service Workers Union, a post he has held since September 1992. Born Oct. 23, 1937, he was elected AFL-CIO vice president Oct. 26, 1995. Earlier, as general secretary-treasurer of the union, McKenzie established the union's Health and Welfare and Pension Fund.

McKenzie has served on the board of directors of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and the United Fund. He also is a former chairman of the Board of Alliance for Community Control, an affiliate of the Human Development Corporation based in St. Louis.[1]

1996 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards

The Missouri Communist Party USA's 1996 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Award was held in May at the Herman Park Community center.

Honorees were

Speakers were Communist Party USA official Jarvis Tyner and Bernie Hayes, a former talk show host, now a columnist with the St. Louis American.[2]


  1., AFL-CIO VP bios, accessed Sep. 10, 2011]
  2. PWW May 18 1996, page 9