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Nation: Labor's Voice Is Stilled

George Meany: 1894-1980 Crusty George Meany. The adjective was so often tied to his name that Meany would growl (he never just spoke, of course, always...

Nation: A Giant Retires

With Meany gone, fractions unions may face trouble The event had been long expected, yet it still came as a shock that reverberated through the U.S. labor...

The Nation: The Plumber Who Delivers

Yes, I am a plumber. I don't know how humble I am, but I always try to stress the importance of the plumbing business. You can put millions of people in a...

The Nation: Toppling the Titans

At past conventions it would have been unthinkable to treat those two titans of Democratic politics—AFL-CIO President George Meany and Chicago Mayor Richard...

GRAIN: Meany's Rebellion

As union protests go, the campaign led by AFL-CIO President George Meany and maritime union chiefs against the latest Soviet purchase of American grain is...

LABOR: Head of the House

(See Cover) On a bleak November day in 1952, twelve men dressed in somber suits gathered in a waiting room in Coshocton, Ohio. They were members of the...

Nation: He Ain't Going To Get Nothing

Labor rejects Carter's plans In the first few months of his presidency, Jimmy Carter was viewed with fond and hopeful pride by the leaders of organized labor,...

LABOR: Sweethearts on Parade

Though he is a plumber by trade, AFL-CIO President George Meany becomes a master stagehand when he sets up an appearance by President Nixon before the nation's...

Business: Disturbed

Marshall jawbones Meany Big deal: inflation may turn out to be no worse than expected this year. That about sums up the import of the news last week of a...

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