Gertrude Berger

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Gertrude Berger

Supported Communist Party call

In May 1992 the Communist Party USA newspaper Peoples Weekly World published a May Day supplement which included a call to "support our continuing struggle for justice and dignity"

Endorsers of the call included Gertrude Berger, AFT.[1]

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

In 1992 Gertrude Berger was a member of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, a long time front for the Communist Party USA, then dominated by members of the newly formed Committees of Correspondence.[2]

Communist Party's May Day Salute

In 1995 the Communist Party USA newspaper People's Weekly World, published a "May Day salute" to the "heroes in the class war zone". More than 200 unionists endorsed the call, mostly known affiliates, or members of the Communist Party.

Gert Berger, AFT (retired) Chicago, was one of those listed[3].

Endorsing Communist Party call

The Communist Party USA paper People's Weekly World issued a statement to mark Labor Day 1995, entitled "We honor the dead and fight like hell for the living."

Of the more than 100 endorsers listed, almost all were identified members of the Communist Party USA.

Gert Berger of Chicago, Illinois was on the list.[4]

Birthday Greetings to William "Red" Davis

In December 1995 the Communist Party USA newspaper Peoples Weekly World published a page of 75th birthday greetings to William (Red) Davis - "Lifelong working class fighter and Communist"

In the fight for the unity and integrity of the Party in St. Louis, Missouri, in the post-war years, "Red" has been a rock of confidence and commitment to building the Communist Party.

Greetings were sent from Gertrude Berger of Illinois[5].

Reviewed "Soviet" book

In 1998 Gertrude Berger reviewed "Soviet Schooling in the Second World War" by John Dunstan[6].


  1. PWW, May Day Supplement May 2, 1992
  2. CCDBR 1992 membership list
  3. People's Weekly World May 6 1995 p 2
  4. People's Weekly World Sep 2 1995 p 14
  5. Peoples Weekly World December 9, 1995 page 19
  6. Comparative Education Review, vol. 42, no. 4