“Labor never quits. We never give up the fight – no matter how tough the odds, no matter how long it takes.”
The former AFL-CIO President died on this date in 1980 at age 85. The one-time plumber led the labor federation from the time of the AFL and CIO merger in 1955 until shortly before his death.
photo: George Meany (seated) reviews AFL-CIO merger documents with (l-r) James B. Carey, Albert Woll, William F. Schnitzler, Walter P. Reuther. photo courtesy Meany Labor Archives