YANKEV Y. HELER (JACOB J. HELLER) (b. 1890)
He was a union leader in New York. He published poems and notes in Naye post (New mail) and Gerekhtigkeyt (Justice) in New York. He was the author of Mayn yunyon, mayn lebn, gedanken un shtimungen fun a idishn yunyon firer (My union, my life, thoughts and moods of a Jewish union leader) (New York, 1940), 160 pp., including poetry, improvised letters to friends and to union leaders, and feature pieces; Shoen fun umet (Hours of gloom), poetry, published by the education committee of Local 105 of the “International” [ILGWU] (New York, 1943), 52 pp. In the foreword to the former volume, he wrote of himself that he was not a professional writer and that everything he wrote was done in a great hurry and under extraordinary strain
Source: Moyshe Shtarkman, in Tog (New York) (April 18, 1943).