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RG1/RG1-038. AFL and AFL-CIO Office of the President, George Meany, 1940-1980

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AFL and AFL-CIO Office of the President, George Meany papers

 Collection 0062-LBR-RG1-038
Overview George Meany began his career as a journeyman plumber in New York City, and soon was elected to be business agent of New York Local 463 in 1922. After serving in the New York City Central Trades and Labor Assembly, and the New York State Federation of Labor, he was elected to be Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL in 1939. Upon the death of AFL President, William Green, George Meany was elected as the next president of the AFL. This collection comprises the records of the last two decades of George...