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- n. a leader of a labor movement
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Coinage of this political aphorism is attributed to the labor leader Walter Reuther in the late 1930s, on how to identify a Communist: “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it just may be a duck.”
In large part this shift in understanding came about through the work of one of my heroes, the late great Tony Mazzochi, a labor leader with the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, who is frequently referred to as the Rachel Carson of the labor movement.
And I was sure there had been a third mistake: Suits had killed Bodine after the former labor leader went after Anna in Lost Hope.
D. Downer — "Buffalo" Downer, he's a labor leader in Houston now — and Edgar Berlin, who's a lawyer with the federal government nowdays.