George Meany

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Noun1.George Meany - United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)George Meany - United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)
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Serving in the TUCP until his twilight years, he was the only Filipino member of the executive board of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) from 1988 to 1992, and was the first Asian recipient of the George Meany International Human Rights Award.
For his earnest efforts to alleviate the plight of the masses, the giant of Philippine labor earned the rare distinction of being the first Asian and the second individual to receive the 1985 George Meany International Human Rights Award, the resolution added.
In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany.
Bruns, a historian and author, describes the Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, boycotts, community organizing, fasts, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Oxnard organizing campaign, the Salad Bowl Strike, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the United Farm Workers, and the involvement of individuals such as Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, George Meany, and Dolores Huerta.
According to the network, "Robin Hood in reverse" first entered the political realm in 1971, when AFL-CIO President George Meany used the term to espouse then-president Richard Nixon's "New Economic Policy.
Nixon reached out to labour leaders and the rank-and-file by rallying the "Silent Majority," seizing on the famous Hardhat Riots in New York City in the wake of the 1970 Kent State shootings, backing and signing the landmark Occupational Safety and Health Act, as well as inviting George Meany over for a symbolic Labour Day dinner.
The bishops came out against before George Meany [AFLCIO president, 1955-79] did.
AFL-CIO head George Meany hated the McGovernites who, he declared, "look like Jacks, acted like Jills, and had the odor of Johns about them" (187).
and the George Meany National Labor College in Silver Spring, Md.
One 1999 study, by the AFL-CIO's George Meany Center for Labor Studies, found union wins in more than three-quarters of the campaigns where card-check authorization was employed.
We're a long way from the time that old school union bulldogs like Jimmy Hoffa, George Meany and Walter Reuther ruled the roost and sent shivers down the spines of everyone from middle managers to occupants of the Oval Office.
There was the time in 1972, for example, when Colson arranged for a Gary Hart impersonator to place a rude phone call to former AFL-CIO chief George Meany (Hart was then George McGovern's campaign manager), resulting in the union's refusal to endorse the Democratic nominee.