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Michael Als

Trinidadian politician and activist
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Michael Als was a politician and activist from Trinidad.  Als was the founder of the Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) .  He also served as chair of the People’s Popular Movement.

Als was a close friend of Cheddi Jagan, Trevor Munroe and Bernard Coard.

During the final days of the Grenada Revolution, Michael Als was one of a handful of non-Grenadians allowed to mediate between the NJM factions.  Als met with Maurice Bishop on October 18, 1983, the day before Bishop was killed.

Michael Als died in December 2013.

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