Joseph Yablonski
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: March 3, 1910
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
Cause of Death: Shot to death
Occupation: labor leader
Spouse: Margaret
Children: Charlotte
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette V
Type of Appearance: Direct
Joseph Albert "Jock" Yablonski (March 3, 1910 – December 31, 1969) was an American labor leader in the United Mine Workers in the 1950s and 1960s. He was murdered in 1969 by killers hired by a union political opponent, Mine Workers president W. A. Boyle. His death led to significant reforms in the union.

Joseph Yablonski in 1632Edit

NUS Secretary of Treasury Tony Adducci told Leopold Cavriani and Count August von Sommersburg about Jock Yablonski after Sommersburg described Germany's king Frederick Barbarossa's place as a heroic figure to the German people. Adducci saw Yablonski's role in the United Mine Workers as similar to Barbarossa's.

After listening to the entire Yablonski story, Sommersburg agreed that it was a worthy "myth". Shocked, Adducci replied that he was only eight at the time Yablonski was murdered. Adducci further described that his father had taken him to Yablonski's rally, and that he was photographed shaking Yablonski's hand.