DETROIT - UAW activist Victor Reuther survived an assassination attempt in 1948 but lost his battle with congestive heart disease on Thursday, June 3. He was 92.
"The entire UAW community is saddened by the loss of Victor Reuther, a pioneer of our union whose passion for social justice and talent as an orator energized and mobilized early sit-down strikers," said UAW President Ron Gettelfinger. "Victor and his brothers, Walter and Roy, played a pivotal role in the birth and growth of the UAW."
Reuther had been living in Washington.