William W. Winpisinger

William W. Winpisinger, International President of the International Associated of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), has a long career of service in the IAM. He joined IAM Automotive Lodge 1363 just after World War II.

In 1951, he became one of the youngest members appointed to the IAM's national field staff, moving on shortly to IAM's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Winpisinger was appointed IAM National Automotive Coordinator in 1965, servicing some 120,000 members of the union. In 1967, he became IAM General Vice President, and International President in 1977.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Metalworkers Federation,; founder and president of the Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition; and co-chair of the U.S. Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.

He also serves on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO; is a member of the board of directors of the Public Concern Foundation, which publishes Washington Spectator; serves on the national Planning Association board; and the Economic Committee of the American Association for the United Nations.

Mr. Winpisinger ("Wimpy" to friends and associates) lives with his wife Pearl in Silver Spring, Maryland.