Summary: president of the United Auto Workers who led a 67-day strike against auto giant General Motors in 1970, which resulted in higher wages and pensions, but who negotiated with Chinese officials to reestablish diplomatic ties with the U.S. as president Carter's envoy to China.
Cause of Death: Complications from pulmonary disease
Born: February 15, 1911
Died: January 16, 2001
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan