Paul Schrade

One of the first Local 887 Presidents

 President of UAW Local887 >>>>

Paul Schrade may be better known in American history because he was severely wounded when his friend Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 in Los Angeles. Why he was with Kennedy that night is much more important to him than what happened to him there.

He was there because in the sixties their agendas merged in civil rights, the farm workers struggle, building community unions in the inner cities and the effort to end the war against the people of Viet Nam. They were both activists. Robert Kennedy was his hope for a better and more peaceful world. He served as Labor Chair and was elected as a convention delegate in Kennedy’s California campaign,