Peter Knowlton

  • Peter Knowlton was a member of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) for 34 years until his retirement in 2019. He first became active in the labor movement in the late 1970's as a union cab driver, rank and file activist, and organizer in Minneapolis, MN and one of the leaders of an unsuccessful effort in the early 80's to transform the 600 worker Yellow Cab Company into a worker owned and operated cooperative. He joined the UE as a Field Organizer in the mid-80's, became President of the UE Northeast Region in 2001, and elected UE General President in 2015.

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