George Meany

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United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)


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By 1995, Kirkland and his closest confidants, notably American Federation of Teachers' president Albert Shanker, had essentially given up on enrolling the unorganized, thus completing the misleadership of Kirkland's predecessor, George Meany, in reducing organized labor from bold social movement to conservative special interest.
That platform didn't necessarily harmonize any better than the old Democratic coalition did--Wallace is surely the only presidential candidate to have declared he'd appoint George Meany secretary of labor and Milton Friedman secretary of the treasury--but its success with white working-class voters said a lot about the coalition's crippled condition.
He received several national awards for his dedication and service to youth in the Scouting program including the Silver Antelope, the Silver Beaver, the Whitney Young Award, and the George Meany AFL-CIO Award.
Richard Nixon won the endorsement of the AFL-CIO in 1972 after a round of golf with George Meany, and Bill Clinton agreed to play golf with supporters as a fundraising technique.
The photos, reproductions from the George Meany Memorial Archives, were on display during Laborpalooza, a three-day celebration of America's working families.
Readers might be interested in the access policy of the George Meany Memorial Archives, which houses the records of the AFL-CIO, including those of its international affairs department.
67-73, George Meany Memorial Archives, AFL-CIO, Silver Spring, Maryland.
IN 1953 George Meany, president of the American Federation of Labour, challenged the tyranny of communism.
The George Meany Center for Labor Studies--The National Labor College; Susan J.
That the AFL-CIO needed to adapt to today's challenges is illustrated by this 1972 quotation from George Meany, cited by author Amy Foerster:
wide by the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland Called the Collective Bargaining Education Project, its showcase component is a day-long simulation in which students assume the roles of workers and employers.
But even as the George Meany Memorial Archives was being established by the AFL-CIO in 1980 and new regional efforts were taking shape at California State University at Northridge, San Francisco State University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Connecticut, the activism of the American labor archives effort seemed to peak.
The leader of the labor contingent was George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest union organization (about one-fifth of the nation's workforce).
He was a George Meany Center vicepresident, assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, AFL-CIO Education Director, and a principal designer of the Common Sense Economics program.
Brown mines a multidimensional database: the extant literature on various dimensions of the American welfare state; archival material from the files of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; records of the Bureau of the Budget, the Social Security Board, and the Works Progress Administration; the papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Urban League; the George Meany Memorial Archives (which provide a range of perspectives from organized labor); doctoral dissertations on various facets of this complex topic; congressional hearings; and interviews with officials who served in both the Johnson and Nixon administrations.