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Labor Hall of Fame Honoree (1994)

George W. Taylor

George W. Taylor
1901-1972

"The collective bargaining system will operate satisfactorily only if bargaining is intelligent and if considerable restraint is exercised in the actual use of industrial warfare."

George W. Taylor Signature

George W. Taylor's achievements in arbitration, mediation, wage regulation and in the study of industrial relations are mileposts in the history of labor relations in 20th century America, and caused him to be called "the father of American arbitration." Chosen as an impartial arbitrator by both labor and management in the men's clothing industry and by General Motors and the UAW, he also served as labor advisor to five U.S. presidents and mentor to many of today's labor economists in government and academia.

George W. Taylor Photo

Above: Dr. George W. Taylor receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963.

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