Jack Sheinkman

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(labor leader)
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Born6 December 1926
Died29 January 2004 (Age 77)
Alma materCornell University, Oxford University
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Quill and Dagger
US Labor leader, Bilderberg/Steering committee, Quill and Dagger

Jacob "Jack" Sheinkman was a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee and president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.


Jacob Sheinkman was born in the Bronx on Dec. 6, 1926, the son of immigrants from Kiev in 1923. Family members said Jacob Sheinkman's interest in labor dated from his childhood involvement in the Workmen's Circle, a social democratic organization founded by Jewish immigrants. He went to Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and served in the Navy during World War II, rising to lieutenant in the Naval Reserve.


He received a bachelor's degree from the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations in 1948, and four years later earned a degree from Cornell's law school, where he joined Quill and Dagger Society. He also received a certificate in economics from Oxford University.

During the height of the Cold War battle for control of the trade unions his labor career began, as an organizer for the International Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers. In 1953, he began working for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and from 1958 to 1972 was its general counsel. He was the union's secretary-treasurer from 1972 to 1976.

As the ranks of the nation's clothing unions shrank, Sheinkman led merger efforts to help the unions maintain their strength and finances. The merger of his union with the Textile Workers Union in 1975 formed the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. He was its secretary-treasurer from 1976 to 1987.

Sheinkman was president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union from 1987 to 1995. He developed a reputation as one of organized labor's leading internationalists, heading labor's efforts to help impoverished workers and embattled trade union leaders in Central America. then From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Sheinkman was chairman of Americans for Democratic Action, a liberal advocacy group. He was a member of Cornell's board of trustees and of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the President's Advisory Committee on Trade.[1]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/197927 April 197929 April 1979Austria
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
Bilderberg/198912 May 198914 May 1989Spain
Island of La Toja
Gran Hotel
34th Bilderberg meeting
Bilderberg/199010 May 199013 May 1990New York
Glen Cove
Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian
Bilderberg/19942 June 19945 June 1994Finland
The 42nd Bilderberg, in Helsinki.
Bilderberg/199630 May 19962 June 1996Canada
Bilderberg/199712 June 199715 June 1997US
Lake Lanier
Georgia (State)
The 45th Bilderberg meeting
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