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Farewell Ed Finn – An Appreciation

December 29, 2020

A kind and principled friend has gone and will be deeply missed

My friend and former union colleague Ed Finn died on December 27, 2020, at 94. Those of us who knew him and worked with him, as well as the millions who read his prolific outpouring of thoughts and ideas, lament his passing. He was a truly principled man. He was honest, direct and candid. He cared about people and spoke out against the suffering of others at the hands of exploiters and wrongdoers. He was a Catholic, but in another era he might have been seen as a Christian socialist. He cared about the world and wanted it to be a kinder, fairer place. He was fearless in defense of the less fortunate. He could be ruthlessly frank if he saw an injustice being perpetrated. The same was true of violations to workers’ rights. More in PDF format below.

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