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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...

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,...

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...

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...

LABOR: A Rapid Decline in Political Clout

Only weeks ago, crusty George Meany crowed at the AFL-CIO executive council in Bal Harbour, Fla., that "the climate is good" for labor. The boast made sense:...

LABOR: Meany Draws Up His Shopping List

For organized labor, 1977 is a year of great expectations. That was the message that came out of the midwinter gathering of the AFL-CIO executive council in...

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: Meany the Meanie

The dispute had all the elements of a classic labor-management donnybrook. The workers' contract had expired months ago; bargaining was going nowhere. Finally...

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...

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