There were two reasons why the late Henry “Hank” Lacayo insisted that his United Auto Workers negotiators wear suits and ties when they sat down with management to hammer out a new contract. The first was to send a signal that the union team was socially equal to the management negotiators. The second was to Read More →
About 350 Ventura County community and political leaders paid tribute to the late Henry “Hank” Lacayo on June 24 at the John Spoor Broome Library at CSU Channel Islands. Lacayo, a national figure in the labor movement and in Democratic Party circles, died May 1 after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 85. Read More →
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In the normal course of business relationships, men and women build companies or lead nonprofits and then retire to leave the operations to a new generation or a new team. More rare is the circumstance where leaders are so committed to an enterprise or so intrinsically identified with their organization that they stay at the Read More →
Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo, a union leader with strong ties to political and business leaders across California and the nation, has died. The 85-year-old rose to prominence organizing aircraft workers for the United Auto Workers in the early 1950s. After leading the UAW’s western regional office, he moved to UAW national headquarters in Detroit in Read More →