It was a devastating loss of opportunity, even as George Meany
celebrated the rampage of Manhattan hardhats against antiwar marchers and as Richard Nixon rewarded the thugs' leader with the cabinet post for the Department of Labor.
That the AFL-CIO needed to adapt to today's challenges is illustrated by this 1972 quotation from George Meany
, cited by author Amy Foerster: "Why should we worry about organizing groups of people who do not want to be organized?
wide by the George Meany
Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland Called the Collective Bargaining Education Project, its showcase component is a day-long simulation in which students assume the roles of workers and employers.
But even as the George Meany
Memorial Archives was being established by the AFL-CIO in 1980 and new regional efforts were taking shape at California State University at Northridge, San Francisco State University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Connecticut, the activism of the American labor archives effort seemed to peak.
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).
He was a George Meany
Center vicepresident, assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, AFL-CIO Education Director, and a principal designer of the Common Sense Economics program.
Brown mines a multidimensional database: the extant literature on various dimensions of the American welfare state; archival material from the files of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; records of the Bureau of the Budget, the Social Security Board, and the Works Progress Administration; the papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Urban League; the George Meany
Memorial Archives (which provide a range of perspectives from organized labor); doctoral dissertations on various facets of this complex topic; congressional hearings; and interviews with officials who served in both the Johnson and Nixon administrations.
Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany
, Lane Kirkland, and the Tragedy of American Labor.
Based on papers presented at a 1994 conference on labor and American politics held at the George Meany
Center, this engaging collection of nine essays analyzes the formation and development of the political alliance between organized labor and the Democratic party during the twentieth century.
However, as they gathered at the George Meany
Center in suburban Maryland for a pre-inauguration planning session in late January 1992, Carey's team was nervous.
Under the leadership of George Meany
and Lane Kirkland.
The delegates at this special two-day conference on organizing were offered many different presentations including an exciting performance on union busters and how to combat them by Richard Sanders from the George Meany
Centre for Labour Studies.