Goodman, Leo, 1910-1982

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Labor union activist.

From the description of Papers of Leo Goodman, 1913-1982 (bulk 1937-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82844691

Biographical Note

  • 1910, Sept. 17: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1932: Graduated Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1934: Statistical clerk, Bureau of Labor Statistics,Labor Department,Washington, D.C.
  • 1934 - 1935 : Research analyst, Labor Compliance Division, National Recovery Administration,Washington, D.C.
  • 1935: Married Elizabeth Charlotte Miller
  • 1936 - 1937 : Field supervisor, Industrial Compliance Survey in the Boot and Shoe Industry, Work Projects Administration, National Research Project, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Department,Washington, D.C.
  • 1937: Joined staff of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to assist in the National Labor Relations Board proceedings during the strike of the United Shoe Workers of America in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
  • 1937 - 1941 : Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Boston, Mass. Boston Research director and editor, United Shoe Workers of America,Washington, D.C., and Boston, Mass.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Secretary and treasurer, Democratic Conference (independent organization of social planners)
  • circa 1941: Member, Labor's Advisory Committee, Wholesale and Retail Trade Division, War Production Board
  • 1941 - 1943 : Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Senior defense securities promotional specialist, War Savings Division, Treasury Department,Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Labor staff assistant, War Savings Staff, National Organizations Division, Treasury Department,Washington, D.C., assigned to aid Congress of Industrial Organizations defense savings campaigns Organized first labor-management national payroll savings bond campaigns
  • circa 1941 - 1945 : Member, Labor Committee on Food and Nutrition in Wartime, War Food Administration
  • 1943: Associate member, Labor Research Group, Social Security Board, Federal Security Agency
  • 1943 - 1945 : Member, Reconversion Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1943 - 1946 : Washington representative, United Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Employees of America
  • 1943 - 1947 : Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Representative of the Labor Policy Committee of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, Office of Price Administration (later Office of Temporary Controls),Washington, D.C. Secretary, Cost-of-Living Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations Member, board of directors, Food for Freedom Member, Consumer Clearing House
  • 1944 - 1945 : Member, Montgomery Ward Organizing Committee Acting executive secretary, National Committee to Protect Labor Rights of Montgomery Ward Workers
  • 1945: Member, Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization, Legislative Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1945 - 1946 : Secretary and chairman, Subcommittee on Education, Youth, and Maternal and Child Care, Legislative Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1945 - 1947 : Director and Congress of Industrial Organizations member, Spokesmen for Children
  • 1946: Member, Emergency Conference for the Civilian Control of Atomic Energy, lobbyists for passage of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 Secretary, Legislative and Political Action Committee, United Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Employees of America Lobbyist, Wage-Hour law
  • 1946 - 1947 : Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Labor relations advisor, Congress of Industrial Organizations, Office of Price Administration,Washington, D.C. Executive secretary, United Labor Committee to Aid UAW-GM Strikers
  • 1947: Secretary, National Fair Rent Committee
  • 1947 - 1948 : Member, International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO)
  • 1948 - 1953 : Director and secretary, National Housing Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1949: Stopped rent increase on worker housing, Oak Ridge, Tenn., site of government nuclear complex and research center
  • 1953: Member, staff of James B. Carey, secretary-treasurer, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1953 - 1955 : Legislative representative, United Gas, Coke, and Chemical Workers of America Member, Legislative Operating Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations Chairman and secretary, Subcommittee on Atomic Energy, Power, and Resource Development, Legislative Operating Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1954 - 1955 : Secretary, National Committee on Atomic Energy, Power, and Resources Development, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • 1955: Geneva, Switzerland Genève Canton de Genève Represented International Confederation of Free Trade Unions at first United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy,Geneva, Switzerland Brussels, Belgium Brussels Represented Congress of Industrial Organizations at International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Conference on Peaceful Uses of the Atom,Brussels, Belgium
  • 1955 - 1956 : Economist, Research Department, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • 1955 - 1955 [?] : Legislative representative, Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union
  • 1956 - 1957 : Member, National Citizens Committee on the Westinghouse Strike
  • 1956 - 1964 : Represented International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and Industrial Union Department on the Subcommittee on Atomic Energy and Natural Resources [a.k.a. Staff Subcommittee on Atomic Energy and Resource Development], AFL-CIO Economic Policy Committee
  • 1956 - 1970 : Member, atomic energy advisor, and energy and natural resources advisor, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
  • 1956 - 1973 : Representative of intervenors with counsel Benjamin C. Sigal,In re Power Reactor Development Co. (F-16) (50-16), Detroit Edison Fast Breeder Reactor,Detroit, Mich.
  • 1956 - 1956 [?] : Legislative representative, AFL-CIO
  • 1958: Delegate, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Second United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1958 - 1967 : Secretary, Atomic Energy Technical Committee, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO
  • 1960 - 1962 : Secretary-treasurer, Labor's Committee for Better Schools in the Nation's Capital
  • circa 1960: Washington legislative representative, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
  • 1961: Attended Conferences on Radiation Protection, European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom),Stresa-Ispara, Italy
  • 1961 - 1962 : Housing consultant, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
  • 1964: Delegate, International Metalworkers' Federation, Third United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy,Geneva, Switzerland
  • circa 1965: Housing advisor, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO
  • 1966: Secretary, National Columbus Day Committee
  • 1966 - 1968 : Chairman, Legislative and Public Policy committees, District of Columbia Public Health Association
  • circa 1966 - 1970 : Consultant to intervenors, In re Northern States Power Co. (50-263), Monticello Nuclear Power Plant,Monticello, Minn.
  • 1967: Delivered paper, “Radiation Hazard in Modern Industry,” first John Fogarty Memorial luncheon, American Public Health Association Dismissed as secretary, Atomic Energy Technical Committee, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO Consultant on atomic energy, United Mine Workers of America, (on loan from the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America)
  • 1967 - 1970 : Representative, International Affairs Department, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
  • circa 1967: Atomic energy advisor, United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy
  • circa 1967 - 1970 : Vernon, Vt. Vernon Consultant to intervenors, In re Vermont Yankee Power Corp. (50-271), Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant,Vernon, Vt. Shoreham, N.Y. Shoreham Consultant to intervenors, In re Long Island Lighting Co. (50-322), Long Island Lighting Company Nuclear Power Station (LILCO),Shoreham, N.Y.
  • circa 1967 - 1972 : Consultant to intervenors, In re Public Service Co. (50-267), Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Power Plant,Platteville, Colo.
  • 1969: Lobbyist, government standards for worker exposure to radiation
  • 1970: Dismissed from International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
  • 1971: Observer for International Metalworkers' Federation and reporter for The Nation,Fourth United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy,Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1971 - 1982 : Founder and chairman, Split Atom Study Group
  • 1972 - 1973 : Consultant and witness for Limerick Ecology Action,In re Philadelphia Electric Co. (50-352; 50-353), Philadelphia Electric Limerick Plant,Pottstown, Pa.
  • 1982, Sept. 7: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Leo Goodman Papers, 1913-1982, (bulk 1937-1970), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subject
Labor movement
Labor movement
Labor unions
Labor unions
Nuclear energy
Nuclear industry
Nuclear industry
Savings bonds
Occupation
Labor leaders
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Birth 1910

Death 1982

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