A union organizer is a specific type of trade union member (often elected) or an appointed union official. The organizer's role is to recruit groups of workers under the organizing model, may enforce work rules and also take on legal roles to represent the workers. Organizers also assist non-union workers in forming chapters of locals, usually by leading them in their efforts.
Being a union organizer can often be a hazardous job, especially in the global south, but it is by no means easy in industrialized countries either. Historically, unionization required immense personal sacrifices and struggle from the ones starting the organizing, but over the years, unions have been somewhat integrated in the Western power system, especially after World War 2.
The union organizers in Wikispooks tend to be "integrated in the system", as many of them attended the Bilderberg conferences as representatives of anti-communist unions or as state bureaucrats. Some have connections to the CIA or other intelligence services. This is often the case during regime changes.
The other type of organizer found in Wikispooks are victims of official harassment and arrests, where the police and judiciary takes side with the employers. These organizers are often found "dead in a ditch". There are companies that offer specialized services aimed at preventing the formation of unions, a long tradition including the Pinkerton agency.
|Henrik Aasarød||Attended the 1984 Bilderberg as President of The Norwegian Seafarers' Union|
|Omer Becu||Belgian labor leader, two Bilderbergs in the 1950s|
|Irving Brown||US Trade unionist who attended the 1956 Bilderberg|
|William Dodge||Canadian Labor Union Leader|
|Silme Domingo||Assassinated labor activist, probably killed on orders of Ferdinand Marcos|
|Ursula Engelen-Kefer||Vice Chairman of the German Confederation of Trade Unions 1990-2006. Attended 1998 Bilderberg meeting|
|Vic Feather||General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress secretly working for the Information Research Department.|
|C. J. Geddes||British trade union leader who later was knighted|
|Arne Geijer||Chair of the mighty Swedish Trade Union Confederation and President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.|
|Bob Hawke||Australian Prime Minister and informant to US services.|
|Odd Højdahl||Labour union bureucrat and politician|
|Wim Kok||Dutch Minister of State, Dutch PM, Bilderberg, sued for war crimes in Yugoslavia where he and Jozias van Aartsen blamed "the wind" for missing targets by thousands of meters, killing dozens. Court found NATO and the Dutch Air Force and not the wind guilty, as NATO "used wrong legal basis".|
|Paddy Lillis||Schemed successfully to deny new Corbyn supporters a say in Labor internal elections.|
|Jean Marchand||Canadian politician|
|David McDonald||US labor leader who attended the February 1957 Bilderberg|
|Jay Naidoo||Anti-apartheid trade union leader, then Minister responsible for the Reconstruction and Development Programme in the first post-apartheid cabinet of President Nelson Mandela|
|Jacobus Oldenbroek||Worked with Office of Strategic Services during WW2. Attended 2 Bilderbergs as General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.|
|Ebrahim Patel||Trade union anti-apartheid activist. Selected a Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the WEF in 1994. As Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition he was one of the main administrators of the waves of lockdowns that shut down most activities in the country from March 23, 2020 onward.<a href="#cite_note-1"></a>|
|Alfred Roberts||British trade unionist who attended the 1958 Bilderberg as ILO/Vice chair|
|Guy Ryder||Director-General of the International Labour Organization|
|Kaare Sandegren||Norwegian Labour Party politician, trade Unionist and diplomat. Attended Bilderberg 1969 as deputy head of the foreign policy think tank NUPI.|
|United Steelworkers of America/President|
|Mia de Vits||Belgian politician. Attended 1998 Bilderberg meeting as Secretary-General of the General Labour Federation of Belgium.|
|Lodewjk de Waal||Attended the 1999 Bilderberg conference as chairman of the Dutch Trade Union Federation.|
|Marty Walsh||Joe Biden's Labour Secretary|