‘Mourning The Loss Of A Legendary Politician,’ The WNY Area Labor Federation On The Passing Of Former Buffalo Common Council President George K. Arthur
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union-represented Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades, has released the following statement on the passing of George K. Arthur:
George K. Arthur, former Common Council Member from the Ellicott District and President of the Buffalo Common Council, died on December 25th, 2020.
George was a political and community leader of the highest integrity for his entire adult life.
He was an avid photographer, a jazz aficionado and a lover of all that is positive about our city.
He was also a fighter for Civil Rights, a serious man who put the struggle of the African-American people in the forefront of his political and social career.
As a great friend of our local Labor Movement, he never failed to help the Working Class in whatever way he was able.
He was a one of a kind human being and he will be sorely missed.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of George K Arthur.
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