20 Years of Hard Labor: George Meany and the AFL-CIO

Herling, John
October 1975
New Republic;10/4/75, Vol. 173 Issue 14, p15
Profiles George Meany, president of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Role of Meany in the expulsion of Teamsters Union from AFL-CIO in 1957; Ability of Meany to give personal attention to the members of the executive council of AFL-CIO; Amendment of the AFL-CIO constitution by Meany through the elimination of the executive council of eight; Rumors on the possible successor of Meany; Criticism of the U.S. administration by Meany for its failure to cope with recession and unemployment.


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