American Federation of Labor Records, 1888-1955

 
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Tape/Side   4/1
Time   21:35
WHY GORMAN WAS NEVER ELECTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE AFL-CIO
Scope and Content Note: Meany opposed it. He claimed his reason was because Gorman had supported the publisher of The Courier (New York City) who had solicited ads as “an AF of L paper.” The real reason was that Gorman “could have been a source of some minor opposition to Meany.” When AMC&BW leadership talked to Meany about getting Gorman on the Council, Meany would tell them to talk to the Nominating Committee, but the Nominating Committee would seek Meany's advice, and he would say “no.” The AMC&BW did run Gorman once (at the 1965 convention). Many unions wanted to support Gorman but could not because of various commitments.