Unions, Labor

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Bustamante, William Alexander

Little is known for certain about Bustamante's early life, which he seems to have deliberately concealed or fabricated, but he was probably born in Jamaica into poverty, one of 13 children,... [more]

Casals, Rosemary

Casals was born to poor El Salvadoran immigrant parents in San Francisco. Before she was a year old her parents sent her and her older sister to be raised by their great aunt and uncle. Thi... [more]

Eaton, Peter

Eaton was born to unknown parents in London and adopted as a baby by a poor family in Rochdale. He left school at 14 and eventually entered the book trade. With his wife he built up one ... [more]

Rees, Ebenezer

Rees was orphaned as a boy and raised by maternal relatives in Cwmtwrch, South Wales. He had little formal education and became a coal miner when he was 18. He became prominent in trade uni... [more]

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Eleanor Roosevelt was born, the eldest of three children into a wealthy and prominent New York family (her uncle was President Theodore Roosevelt), but her mother and one brother died when ... [more]

Tierney, Sydney

Tierney is a justice of the peace, shopworkers' trade union leader (USDAW), former chair and vice-chair of the Labour Party and was an MP from 1976 to 1979. He was adopted. Who's Who, 19... [more]

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