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Gordon H. Cole papers


Gordon H. Cole papers
Cole, Gordon H.
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Gordon H. Cole was the long-time editor of The Machinist, the newspaper for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, from 1947-1976. Prior to 1956, Cole was president of the American Federation of Labors (AFL) union press association, the International Labor Press of America. Cole served as the AFLs chief representative during negotiations with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the move to create the International Labor Press Association (IPLA) in 1956, of which Cole became the first president. The IPLA eventually became the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) in 1983. Cole also taught as an adjunct professor of labor communications at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies.

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