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{adj: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic} guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
"a hardheaded appraisal of our position"
"a hard-nosed labor leader"
"completely practical in his approach to business"
"not ideology but pragmatic politics"



{n: Bevin, Ernest Bevin} British labor leader and statesman who played an important role in diplomacy after World War II (1884-1951)

{n: Bridges, Harry Bridges} United States labor leader who organized the longshoremen (1901-1990)

{n: Chavez, Cesar Chavez, Cesar Estrada Chavez} United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)

{n: Gompers, Samuel Gompers} United States labor leader (born in England) who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1924 (1850-1924)

{n: Green, William Green} United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952)

{n: Haywood, Big Bill Haywood, William Dudley Haywood} United States labor leader and militant socialist who was one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World (1869-1928)

{n: Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa, James Riddle Hoffa} United States labor leader who was president of the Teamsters Union; he was jailed for trying to bribe a judge and later disappeared and is assumed to have been murdered (1913-1975)

{n: Jones, Mother Jones, Mary Harris Jones} United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)

{n: Lewis, John L. Lewis, John Llewelly Lewis} United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)

{n: Meany, George Meany} United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)

{n: Mitchell, John Mitchell} United States labor leader; president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1898 to 1908 (1870-1919)

{n: Walesa, Lech Walesa} Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)

{n: labor leader} a leader of a labor movement


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