[T]he story of whom I consider to be the greatest labor leader of our generation. It was Mazzocchi who connected the labor movement with environmental group and scientists specializing in occupational diseases, with a broad humane agenda for working people so that they had a decent living standard and plenty of time for other pursuits. This World War II combat veteran probably traveled more miles, spoke with more blue collar workers and championed “just health care” more than any other American before his passing from cancer in 2002.Thanks, Ralph!
The man many people would like to see run for president — again — just released his holiday reading list, and The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor—Les Leopold’s biography of Tony Mazzocchi, a true unsung hero of the modern labor movement—is number two on the list. And, he tells us why. Nader released his list on CounterPunch . He said Leopold’s book is: