LABOR: Meany Draws Up His Shopping List

For organized labor, 1977 is a year of great expectations. That was the message that came out of the midwinter gathering of the AFL-CIO executive council in Bal Harbour, Fla., last week. Rarely in recent years had George Meany, the AFL-CIO's often flinty president, and his fellow leaders been more buoyant. After eight years of Republican Administrations, the unions can now look forward to dealing and wheedling not only with an intensely sympathetic Democratic Congress but also a Democratic President who is deeply indebted to labor for his election victory.

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