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.
|Attended the 1984 Bilderberg as President of The Norwegian Seafarers' Union
|UK labour leader
|Belgian labor leader, two Bilderbergs in the 1950s
|US spook working under cover as union leader.
|US Trade unionist and and consigliere for the CIA who attended the 1956 Bilderberg
|Australia Labor minister during the 1975 coup d'etat. "We knew MI6 was bugging Cabinet meetings for the Americans."
|Little known Swiss trade union leader and single Bilderberger
|José Manuel Torres Couto
|Portuguese politician and trade union leader.
|“Getting a living under capitalism... is so precarious, so uncertain, fraught with such pain and struggle that the wonder is not that so many people become vicious and criminal, but that so many remain in docile submission to such a tyrannous and debasing condition.”
|Canadian Labor Union Leader
|Assassinated labor activist, probably killed on orders of Ferdinand Marcos
|Vice Chairman of the German Confederation of Trade Unions 1990-2006. Attended 1998 Bilderberg meeting
|General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress secretly working for the Information Research Department.
|General Secretary of the Labour Party 2018-2020
|C. J. Geddes
|British trade union leader who later was knighted
|Chair of the influential Swedish Trade Union Confederation and President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
|UK trade union leader who reportedly was a Special branch informant
|Australian Prime Minister and informant to US services.
|Labour union bureucrat and politician
|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".
|Schemed successfully to deny new Corbyn supporters a say in Labor internal elections.
|French-Canadian Catholic trade unionist and politician in Quebec, connected to Pierre Trudeau.
|US labor leader who attended the February 1957 Bilderberg
|Canadian Anti-communist trade union leader who attended Bilderberg/1975
|Headed the International Labour Organization (ILO) until 1970. After the ILO, he started a CIA and deep state connected consulting partnership, offering global networking services to the top politicians in Europe and the Middle East, and doing lobbying work for among others the tobacco company Philip Morris. Attended the 1969 Bilderberg conference.
|Anti-apartheid trade union leader, then Minister responsible for the Reconstruction and Development Programme in the first post-apartheid cabinet of President Nelson Mandela
|Worked with Office of Strategic Services during WW2. Attended 2 Bilderbergs as General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
|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>
|British trade unionist who attended the 1958 Bilderberg as ILO/Vice chair
|German-Jewish trade unionist. Worked in the International Department of the British Foreign Office during World War 2 during exile. Attended two more Bilderbergs in the 1950s after the first one. Leader of the German Trade Union Confederation 1962-1969.
|Director-General of the International Labour Organization
|Norwegian Labour Party politician, trade Unionist and diplomat. Attended Bilderberg 1969 as deputy head of the foreign policy think tank NUPI.
|An éminence grise in Belgian politics who attended Bilderberg/1959.
|Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
|Brazilian president 2003-2010 who although out of office told Brazilians: "Get vaccinated, that's necessary."
|Attended Bilderberg/1975 as leader of the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions.
|United Steelworkers of America/President
|Belgian Catholic trade union leader who attended the 1971 Bilderberg
|Austrian politician and President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation. Attended the 1988 Bilderberg meeting.
|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.
|Joe Biden's Labour Secretary
|UK trade unionist who attended the first and fourth Bilderbergs
|“[CIA] operations help sustain favorable operating conditions for U.S.-based multi-national corporations. These conditions, together with political hegemony, were our real goals. So-called liberal democracy and pluralism were only means to those ends. "Free elections" really meant freedom for our candidates. "Free trade unions" meant freedom for us to establish our unions. "Freedom of the press" mean freedom for us to pay journalists to publish our material as if it were the journalists' own. When an elected government threatened U.S. economic and political interests, it had to go. Social and economic justice were fine concepts for public relations, but only for that.”