Victor H. Gotbaum


Age: 93

Summary: labor leader and president of the U.S.'s largest municipal employees' union AFSCME District Council 37 (DC37) from 1965 to 1987 who played a pivotal role in saving New York City from bankruptcy in 1975 and was one of the nation's most prominent union leaders during a tumultuous time in the history of organized labor when he first clashed, then compromised with bankers, state officials, and then-Mayor Abraham D. Beame in an effort to keep the city afloat.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: September 5, 1931

Died: April 5, 2015

New York City, New York