By State Sen. Leroy Comrie
Special to the Eagle
For those of you who may not already be aware, Stanley Hill, Sr., former Executive Director of DC 37, passed away last week. Stanley was a longtime champion of organized labor who rose through the ranks of the union to become one of the most influential black labor leaders in the entire country. Throughout his tenure, Stanley fought against threats such as hospital privatization and layoffs and advocated fiercely on behalf of the 120,000 men and women of DC 37.
A lifelong New Yorker and the son of a union family, Stanley began his career as a welfare caseworker for the city. In 1965, Stanley began his long union career on the picket lines of a 28 day-long strike alongside city workers seeking collective bargaining rights. That passion and dedication to fighting for the better treatment of workers never left him. I am praying at this time for his friends and family and fondly recalling his remarkable life and career.
Yours in Service,
District 14 State Sen. Leroy Comrie