Maurice Zeitlin

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Professor Maurice Zeitlin of Chile

Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner

On April 28, 1966 Maurice Zeitlin was a sponsor of the Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner. The dinner was held on the occasion of Herbert Aptheker's 50th birthday, the publication of his 20th book, and the 2nd anniversary of the American Institute for Marxist Studies. It was held in the Sutton Ballroom, The New York Hilton, Avenue of the Americas, 53rd to 54th Street, New York City. Most speakers, organizers and sponsors were known members or supporters of the Communist Party USA.[1]

GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee

Circa 1969, Maurice Zeitlin, Professor, University of Wisconsin , was listed as a sponsor of the Socialist Workers Party led GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee .[2]

Open letter to Andy Stern

On May 1 2008, Maurice Zeitlin of the Department of Sociology, University of California Los Angeles signed an open letter to SEIU president Andy Stern in protest at SEIU moves force its local United Healthcare Workers into trusteeship.

"We are writing to express our deep concern about SEIU's threatened trusteeship over its third largest local, United Healthcare Workers (UHW). We believe that there must always be room within organized labor for legitimate and principled dissent, if our movement is to survive and grow. Putting UHW under trusteeship would send a very troubling message and be viewed, by many, as a sign that internal democracy is not valued or tolerated within SEIU. In our view, this would have negative consequences for the workers directly affected, the SEIU itself, and the labor movement as a whole. We strongly urge you to avoid such a tragedy."


  1. Dinner Program for the Herbert Aptheke Dinner, April 28, 1966
  2. Undated, GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee letterhead circa 1969