In November of 2012, we lost a friend, activist, and member by the name of George Edwards. Not only was Edwards a respected community activist, he was also a union leader and a major figure within the Communist Party. George Edwards was honored at the United Steelworkers headquarters in Pittsburgh – a memorial that brought coworkers, friends, and family together to celebrate a magnificent life. Sam Webb, National Chairman of the Communist Party USA, was in attendance and gave a stirring tribute to Edwards.
“‘There is no better place to celebrate George’s life,’ Webb said, thanking Gerard and the union for hosting the memorial. ‘This union meant everything to him,’ he said. ‘Nothing made George happier than to volunteer his labor in this building.'”
Read more about George Edwards in this extensive writeup by Rick Nagin over at People’s World.