Vincent R. Sombrotto

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: longtime labor leader and president of the National Associations of Letter Carriers from 1978 to 2002 who took charge of the 1970 postal strike as a letter carrier in New York to protest poor working conditions and wages so low that some carriers qualified for welfare, in which the walkout eventually spread to 100 cities and involved more than 200,000 postal workers.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: June 15, 1923

 

Died: January 10, 2013

 

Location: Manhasset, New York