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Headquarters of the United Transport Service Employees of America

3451 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60653, US

Category: Unions

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Organized and lead by Willard S. Townsend, the United Transportation Service Employees of America was a union of "Red Caps," cooks, custodians and other railroad service employees. The UTSEA affiliated with the CIO in 1942. It's leader Willard Townsend was the first African-American to serve on the CIO Executive Council.