Mary Gannon
Mary Gannon led the local operators union (Washington Telephone Traffic Union) from the time it was a company union in 1935 through militant strikes in the 1940s and up until 1950--after the Communications Workers of America was formed.

She led approximately 200 strikes—most for an hour or two—during her career, Many of the strikes were sympathy strikes helping other telephone unions around the country and helping to lay the basis for a national union.
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