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 (mē′nē), George 1894-1980.
American labor leader who exerted great political influence as the first president of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1955-1979).
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(ˈmi ni)

George, 1894–1980, U.S. labor leader.
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Noun1.Meany - United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)Meany - United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)
2.Meany - a person of mean dispositionmeany - a person of mean disposition  
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
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ON 15 JANUARY 1954, an intriguing proposal landed on the desks of both CIO President Walter Reuther and AFL President George Meany. Its author was Leon Keyserling, a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and a longtime friend of organized labor.
The event will take place at Meany Hall, University of Washington, in Seattle.
Meany and Schuster's discussion on parliamentary debate, both American and British forms, ranges from the role of each speaking position to the use of critiques and counterplans as an opposition strategy.
A team of local developers led by Wilson Meany (now Wilson Meany Sullivan LLC) and Cornerstone Properties won the job.
1, Winter/Spring 2003: "Labor Feminism." Publ.: The George Meany Center for Labor Studies--The National Labor College; Susan J.
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).
It was influential New York sportswriter Tom Meany who dubbed him "Mahatma" because he reminded Meany of John Gunther's portrait of Gandhi as a combination politician, guru, and paternalistic father.
As always, it doesn't do you any good to have a gigantic library filled with books if you don't have a good librarian to file it all in the proper places and be able to direct you to where you want to go," says Meany.
Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, and the Tragedy of American Labor.
T&P publisher Ray L Huebner addressed readers with some concerns: "President George Meany of the AFL-CIO has termed automation a curse and he accuses industry of installing push-button machines without regard for their impact on society." Mr Huebner also noted that Chrysler President Lynn Townsend "thinks that his company has already over-automated in some ways and that this has a tendency to reduce the flexibility for meeting sales requirements." Thirty five years later, life without push-button production would be like trying to make holes with an ice pick.