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 Mike Quill

Mike Quill

Birth
Kilgarvan, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 28 Jan 1966 (aged 60)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Section 44, P 607, G4
Memorial ID 846 · View Source
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Labor Leader. Born in Kilgarvan, County Kerry, Ireland, he founder of the Transport Workers Union, serving as its President from 1934 to 1966. He led the memorable transit workers strike in New York City, New York in 1966. When he was served with an injunction from a judge prohibiting a strike and threatened with jail time he was quoted as saying "The judge can drop dead in his black robes. I don't care if I rot in jail. I will not call off the strike." The 1966 transit strike lasted 10 days and crippled the city. He died three days after the strike’s end.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mike Quill (18 Sep 1905–28 Jan 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 846, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .