Loderer, Eugen - from Germany

ID: 273468
Organization: TTC
Country of meeting: in the year 1975

Was a German trade union official. From 1972 to 1983 he was chairman of IG Metall. After his release from three months as a prisoner of war, Eugen Loderer worked again as a metal cloth weaver for his old employer, the Heidenheim metalworking company Oberdorfer, from 1 November 1945. At the same time, he joined the newly founded Industrie-Verband Eisen und Metall, a predecessor organization of the IG Metall trade union.

In spring 1946, the Oberdorfer workforce elected Loderer as chairman of the works council. Beyond his company, Loderer made a name for himself as a committed lobbyist. This is how he also attracted the attention of Sigmund Löwi, a former DMV functionary and exile who, as managing director of the Heidenheim metalworkers' union, became Loderer's "first mentor within the association".

A good one and a half years before reaching retirement age, Eugen Loderer resigned from the IG Metall executive committee in October 1983, after his former deputy Hans Mayr had been elected as the new chairman of IG Metall at the Munich trade union conference. Immediately thereafter Loderer resigned from his office as president of the International Metalworkers' Federation and also resigned from the Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen and Mannesmann as well as from the union-owned companies Neue Heimat, BGAG, Volksfürsorge and Bank für Gemeinwirtschaft, which he had held since taking office in 1972.


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