Labor giant Victor Gotbaum dies

April 6, 2015 9:02 AM

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Victor Gotbaum, who once headed the largest union in the city, died Sunday night.

The influential labor organizer, who helped steer the city through the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, suffered a heart attack at his home in Manhattan, according to The New York Times, citing confirmation by his wife, former Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. He was 93 years old.

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