1901 – Charles Heymanns Born

On this date Charles Heymanns was born in Luxembourg. In December 1922, Heymanns and his brother Michael moved to Sheboygan where they found employment with the Kohler Company. In 1933 Heymanns and other in response to cuts in hours, health concerns, and piece rates. In the following year the union initiated a strike for recognition and bargaining rights, which turned violent on July 27, resulting in two deaths and 47 injuries. In 1941 a settlement was finally negotiated between Local 18545 and the Kohler Company. From 1951 to 1956, Heymanns served as director of AFL Region 9. Charles Heymanns died on November 16, 1993. [Source: ]