- Tony Mazzocchi
name = Anthony Mazzocchi
birth_date = birth date|1926|6|13|mf=y
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, United States
death_date = death date and age|2002|10|5|1926|6|13|mf=y
Washington, D.C., United States
occupation = Labor leader
Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer,
Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union
spouse = Rose Alfonso (divorced)
Susan Lynn Kleinwaks (divorced)
Katherine Isaac (unmarried partner)
children = One son, five daughters
Anthony Mazzocchi (
June 13, 1926– October 5, 2002) was an American labor leader. He was a high elected official of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union(OCAW), serving as vice president from 1977 to 1988, and as secretary-treasurer from 1988 to 1991.Greenhouse, "Anthony Mazzocchi, 76, Dies," "New York Times," October 9, 2002.] He was a mentor to Karen Silkwood, a co-founder of the Labor Party, and credited by President Richard Nixonas being the primary force behind enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Actof 1970.Greenhouse, "Facing Death, Founder Fights for Labor Party's Life," "New York Times," August 25, 2002.] Leopold, "The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi," 2007.] Moberg, "Remembering Mazzocchi," "In These Times," January 28, 2008.] Woo, "Tony Mazzocchi, 76; Workplace Safety Advocate, Political Activist," "Los Angeles Times," October 8 2002.] For his efforts, he was called the " Rachel Carsonof the American workplace."Early, "A Working-Class Hero Is Something To Be," "Solidarity," March/April 2008.]
Anthony Mazzocchi was born in
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, on June 13, 1926, to Joseph and Angelina (Lamardo) Mazzocchi. His father was a garment worker and union member. The family was very poor, and Mazzocchi slept in the same bed with two of his siblings. His mother died of cancer when Mazzocchi was six years old, and the family lost their home because of the cost of medical care.
His future politics were shaped at an early age. His two sisters and a
closeted gayuncle were both communists. Later, in 1949, he supported Vito Marcantonioin his bid to become Mayor of New York City. Both factors played a major role in influencing Mazzocchi's radically progressive political views.
Mazzocchi dropped out of high school in the ninth grade when he was 16 years old. Lying about his age, he enlisted in the
United States Army, and fought in Europe during World War IIas an anti-aircraft gunner. He saw combat in three major campaigns, most notably the Battle of the Bulge, and helped liberate Buchenwald concentration camp.Hightower, "Going Down the Road: Tony Mazzocchi, 'Labor Guy'," "The Nation," October 28, 2002.]
After being discharged in 1946, Mazzocchi got a job as an autoworker for
Ford Motor Companyin Edgewater, New Jersey. [Isaac, "A Union View of Worker Safety," "Multinational Monitor," October 1997.] Having read extensively while in the Army, he went back to school and graduated from vocational-technical schoolwhile working as a construction worker and steelworker in Brooklyn. In 1950, he took a job at a Helena Rubenstein cosmetics factory in Roslyn, New York.
In 1953, at the age of 26, Mazzocchi was elected president of
United Gas, Coke, and Chemical Workers' Union(UGCCWU) Local 149, having run on a pledge of equal pay for women. Within a few years, he had not only won equal pay for equal work for women but also negotiated a health insurance plan—one which included the first dental insurance coverage in the private sector in the U.S. During his tenure as president of Local 149, Mazzocchi also led numerous successful organizing drives. He merged several smaller locals into his own and conducted a number of organizing drives, until Local 149 represented workers in 25 companies. He was elected Vice-President of the Nassau-Suffolk CIO Council from 1952 to 1955, and (after the merger of the AFL and CIO in 1955) the Long Island Federation of Labor from 1955 to 1973.
Mazzocchi became increasingly influential within UGCCWU. He helped engineer the 1955 merger of UGCCWU with the Oil Workers International Union to form the
Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union. In 1957, he was elected to the International Executive Board of OCAW from District 8. He served until 1965, when he was appointed OCAW's Citizenship-Legislative Director.
Passage of OSHA and other political work
In the 1960s, Mazzocchi was one of the first labor leaders to begin building strong ties with the
environmental movement, and effort which paid off in the passage of major federal worker legislation.Young, "Green-Collar Workers," "Sierra Magazine," July/August 2003.] In 1962, he read Rachel Carson's book, " Silent Spring." Mazzocchi reasoned that if small doses of the chemicals discussed in "Silent Spring" caused harm, the workers who received large doses in manufacturing plants must be in medical danger. Mazzocchi used this insight to begin building support in the environmental movement for worker health and safety, and began pushing the labor movement to support environmentalists.Donnelly, "The Origins of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970," "Social Problems," October 1982.]
Mazzocchi became a national staffer in 1965. That year, long-time OCAW president
O.A. Knightretired. Secretary-Treasurer Alvin F. Grospironran for president, and Mazzocchi strongly backed his candidacy. The election was a bitter one. Knight had allowed the Central Intelligence Agencyto use the union as a cover for covert operations, and had accepted large sums of money from the agency. [Langley, "The Colonization of the International Trade Movement," in "Autocracy and Insurgency in Organized Labor," 1972; Hirsch and Muir, “A Plumber Gets Curious About Exporting McCarthyism,” in "The Cold War Against Labor," 1987.] Because of his support for Gospiron, Mazzocchi was appointed OCAW's Citizenship-Legislative Director in 1965. He used his position to push heavily for health and safety language in union contracts as well as for state and federal legislation on the issue. In 1969 and 1970, he organized a series of public meetings in which OCAW and other union members testified about the chemicals they were handling and the health problems they were experiencing. Scientists also testified at these public hearings about the danger of these chemicals. The public meetings gained widespread press attention. Mazzocchi also used the hearings to help educate workers on the legislative process, and trained them to act as lobbyists for federal health and safety legislation. The media attention and pressure from union members provided critical support for congressional attempted to pass comprehensive occupational health and safetylegislation. In December 1970, Congress enacted and President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Nixon specifically cited Mazzocchi's leadership and grassroots organizing efforts as key in winning passage of the Act.
Mazzocchi was also influential in Democratic politics. He campaigned on behalf of
Adlai Stevensonin 1956, and became one of Long Island's most politically influential labor leaders. In 1964, Mazzocchi considered running for Congress. However, he never undertook a campaign after being advised by party leaders that he was too radical for the electorate and would endanger the candidacies of other Democrats.
Mazzocchi also undertook a major campaign against asbestos in the mid-1960s. Numerous studies had documented the health hazards of long-term exposure to asbestos beginning in the 1930s. [Barbalace, "A Brief History of Asbestos Use and Associated Health Risks," "Environmental Chemistry," October 2004; Bowker, "Fatal Deception: The Terrifying True Story of How Asbestos Is Killing America," 2003; Brodeur, "Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial," 2005; Schneider, "An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana, Uncovered a National Scandal," 2004.] After becoming legislative director for OCAW, Mazzocchi began a worker education campaign on the dangers of asbestos in the workplace. Workers with
asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesotheliomaplayed a prominent role in the occupational health and safety conferences he organized as part of his OSHA campaign. In 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration promulgated the first national standards for workplace exposure to asbestos. [Paustenbach et al., "Environmental and Occupational Health Hazards Associated With The Presence of Asbestos in Brake Linings and Pads (1900 to Present): A 'State-of-the-Art' Review," "Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health," January 2004.] But Mazzocchi believed the OSHA standard was too lenient, and began a campaign to have the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Healthconduct additional research into the toxicity of asbestos. In 1976, NIOSH issued a revision of its toxicity assessment for asbestos. But under significant pressure from asbestos manufacturers, OSHA refused to issue a revised standard.Smith and Schneider, "Company Blocked OSHA's Efforts to Establish Exposure Standards," "Seattle Post-Intelligencer," February 12, 2000.] Mazzocchi continued to fight for a new asbestos standard, and in 1986 OSHA issued a temporary revised standard. Mazzocchi's efforts for a stricter standard continued, and in 1992 OSHA issued a final revised standard which cut in half the levels of asbestos exposure permitted under its 1986 rule.
Mazzocchi believed his most profound contribution was linking the scientific and public health communities with workers and unions to create the modern occupational safety and health movement. In speaking about the exposure of hundreds of workers to asbestos in
Tyler, Texas, during the 1960s, he said::I wanted the whole country to know in detail what had happened at that factory, and to understand what had gone on there—the fruitless...lack of enforcement by the Department of Labor, the whole long lousy history of neglect, deceit and stupidity—was happening in dozens of other ways, in hundreds of other factories, to thousands of other men across the land. I wanted people to know that thousands upon thousands of their fellow citizens were being assaulted daily, and that the police—in this case, the federal government—had done nothing to remedy the situation. In short I wanted them to know that murder was being committed in the workplace, and that no one was bothering about it.
The Silkwood case
Mazzocchi was a friend and confidante of
Karen Silkwood. Silkwood was a technician at a Kerr-McGee nuclear fuelmilling, conversion, enrichment, and fuel rod fabrication plant in Crescent, Oklahoma, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City. Silkwood, a newly-elected union representative, was concerned that Kerr-McGee officials were falsifying records about the integrity of the plant's plutoniumnuclear fuel rods. Silkwood and two other workers met with Mazzocchi in Washington, D.C., the week of September 26, 1974.Rashke, "The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case," 2000.] Hannam, "The Death of Karen Silkwood," 2000.] Although Mazzocchi was preoccupied with his asbestos fight, he spent a day talking to the three workers. They knew almost nothing about the dangers of the materials they were working with, and Mazzocchi helped educate them about these hazards. At this meeting, Silkwood revealed that she was aware Kerr-McGee may have falsified its quality-control records. Mazzocchi arranged for the three to testify before the Atomic Energy Commission(AEC) regarding safety failures at the Crescent plant. Mazzocchi also outlined a two-point plan for the workers to follow. First, they would pursue the safety lapses with the AEC. Second, and more importantly, Mazzocchi asked Silkwood to collect more information on the quality lapses. She was not to take any documents, but was to take notes on documents, record what she observed, and begin building a case. Mazzocchi believed that by leaking documents to the press and then following up with public testimony, he could create the same public cry for change which had proven so successful in the OSHA campaign. When it turned out that Silkwood had been contaminated with plutonium in the weeks before her death, Mazzocchi feared that Kerr-McGee might pinpoint Silkwood as the source of the documents OCAW intended to leak to the " New York Times."
Karen Silkwood died in a car accident on
November 13, 1974, while on her way to talk with a "Times" reporter about the safety violations at the Crescent plant. Alerted to suspicious aspects of the accident, Mazzocchi permitted the use of OCAW funds to hire a former police officer-turned-private investigator to examine the accident scene and Silkwood's car. After the investigator found evidence that Silkwood's car may have been forced off the road and that Silkwood was awake when the crash occurred (rather than asleep at the wheel as Oklahoma state police had concluded), [Burnham, "Death of Plutonium Worker Questioned by Union Official," "New York Times," November 19, 1974; Burnham, "Atom Case Death Linked to 2d Car," "New York Times," December 24, 1974.] Mazzocchi asked Attorney General William B. Saxbeon November 19, 1974, to investigate Silkwood's death. Mazzocchi also released a statement to the press, prematurely as it turned out: The private investigator's report had not yet been written, and the press release exposed the investigator to harassment and press mis-reporting which severely muddled OCAW's case that Silkwood may have been murdered. When the AEC concluded that Silkwood had not been contaminated accidentally, [Burnham, "A.E.C. Can't Say How Worker Swallowed Plutonium," "New York Times," January 7, 1975.] Mazzocchi was pleased with the result. He was not pleased when the AEC refused any attempt to try to discover how she had been poisoned. [Burnham, "Atom Worker Death Inquiry Disputed," "New York Times," January 22, 1975.] The Attorney General closed the investigation into Silkwood's death on April 30, 1975, saying there was no evidence of foul play. [Burnham, "Foul Play Doubted By F.B.I. in Death of Atomic Worker; Plutonium Possession," "New York Times," May 2, 1975.]
Mazzocchi also assisted other workers who had been retaliated against for speaking out against safety and health violations at the Kerr-McGee plant. When two OCAW members who had helped Silkwood were fired on what Mazzocchi felt were trumped-up charges of drug abuse, he filed charges with the AEC and the
National Labor Relations Board(NLRB) accusing Kerr-McGee of violating federal law. An arbitrator reinstated one worker with back pay. The AEC sent its complaint to the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), as retaliation against a whistlebloweris a criminal violation of federal law. The FBI referred the matter to the Attorney General, and the complaint was never acted on. The NLRB issued a complaint against Kerr-McGee for violating the National Labor Relations Act, but never sought court enforcement of its order. The NLRB also referred its charges to the Attorney General for prosecution, but no action was taken.
Although Mazzocchi continued to fight for worker health and safety issues at Kerr-McGee, [Burnham, "A.E.C. Penalizes Few Nuclear Facilities Despite Thousands of Safety Violations," "New York Times," August 25, 1974; Burnham, "Plutonium Plant Scored on Safety," "New York Times," April 26, 1976.] he was forced to cease any further investigations into Silkwood's death in 1975. Union members began to fear the AEC or the company might close the plant, and Mazzocchi was forced to weigh the livelihoods of hundreds of members against any additional investigation.
Mazzocchi's efforts on health and safety boosted his political popularity within the union. In 1977, he defeated incumbent Elwood Swisher to become vice president of OCAW. Encouraged by supporters, he ran for president of the union in 1979 when
Alvin F. Grospironretired. He lost to Robert Gossby 1 percent of the vote. He challenged Goss for the presidency again in 1981. But the disaffiliation of most of OCAW's Canadian membership [Adkin, "The Politics of Sustainable Development: Citizens, Unions and the Corporations," 1998.] and the breakup of the environmental-union coalition over the issue of job protections [Shabecoff, "Tensions Increase Between Labor and Environmentalists Over Jobs," "New York Times," May 28, 1977.] led to a second defeat (again by less than 1 percent of the vote). Some accused Goss, who had strong ties to the Central Intelligence Agency, of dirty tricks during the election. Others pointed out that many OCAW members were unhappy with Mazzocchi's views on nuclear disarmament and the environment. [Serrin, "Activist Loses Bid to Lead Chemical Workers," "New York Times," August 15, 1981.]
Estranged from the OCAW leadership, Mazzocchi spent much of the early 1980s agitating for more aggressive organizing and even stronger stands on occupational health and safety. [Raskin, "Big Labor Tries to Ends Its Nightmare," "New York Times," May 4, 1986; Serrin, "The Man Who Is Taking the Labor Movement to Task," "New York Times," May 15, 1983.] He was an important figure in the "
right to know" movement, which advocated for rules, regulations and legislation to give individuals the right to know which chemicals they may be exposed to while on the job. [Morse, "Dying to Know: A Historical Analysis of the Right-to-Know Movement," "Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy," 1998.] He drew national attention to industry efforts to force women who worked with toxic chemical to undergo sterilization. "Ms." magazine named him one of the "40 Male Heroes of the Decade" in 1982 for his work against company-sponsored sterilization.
Goss retired in 1988, and was succeeded by
Robert Wages. Mazzocchi had reconciled with Wages in the mid-1980s, and Wages asked him to be his running mate. Mazzocchi was elected OCAW's Secretary-Treasurer in 1988 and served until his retirement in 1991. From 1991 to 1999, Mazzocchi served as "special assistant to the president” on legislative, civil rights, health and safety matters.
In 1991, Mazzocchi established
Alice Hamilton College, an alternative schoolfor union members. It is named for Dr. Alice Hamilton, a pioneer in occupational health. In 2001, he founded the Labor Film Festivalat the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Founding the Labor Party
Mazzocchi founded the Labor Party in 1996. For several decades, Mazzocchi had been convinced that corporations and entrenched political interests were not serving the best interests of working people. Throughout the 1980s, Mazzocchi ran an organization known as the Labor Party Advocates, a group of individuals committed to the goal of organizing a political party to support national health care, Social Security, labor rights and other workers' issues. [Gaut, "Can Labor Change the Democratic Party?", "Labor Notes," May 26, 1983.]
Mazzocchi founded the Labor Party in
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1996. He had won the support of nine international unions and hundreds of local unions and central labor councils. Their membership totaled more than a million workers. [McClure, "Labor Has a Party, But No Candidates—Yet," "Dollars & Sense," September/October 1996; Greenhouse, "Labor Party Gets to Work At Its Second Convention," "New York Times," November 16, 1998.]
Role in peace movement
Mazzocchi had a strong interest in the
peace movement. He concluded that poor workplace health and safety was, in essence, violence against workers. This led him to become active in the broader peace movement as a way of combating other forms of violence against workers. In 1957, Mazzocchi helped launched the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE). His activities in SANE won him a meeting in 1964 with President Lyndon B. Johnsonto discuss converting military production facilities to civilian use. In 1972, when most American labor leaders strongly supported the Vietnam War, Mazzocchi founded Labor for Peace, a group of 22 labor leaders from 13 unions dedicated to ending the war. [Stetson, "22 Labor Leaders Plan Peace Drive," "New York Times," May 7, 1972.]
Mazzocchi was diagnosed with
pancreatic cancerin the spring of 2002. He died of the disease at his home in Washington, D.C., on October 5, 2002. Mazzocchi was married twice. His marriages to Rose Alfonso and Susan Lynn Kleinwaks ended in divorce. He had one son and five daughters. In his later years, Mazzocchi co-habited with Katherine Isaac at his home in Washington, D.C.
After several mergers, OCAW became part of the
United Steelworkers of America. The Steelworkers' Tony Mazzocchi Center for Health, Safety and Environmental Education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was dedicated to Mazzocchi. [ [http://www.usw.org/usw/program/content/1598.php "Health, Safety & Environment Department." United Steelworkers Web site.] Accessed March 24, 2008.]
*There is a dawn approaching that is indicating and shouting to us that it's our moment. But we've got to seize that moment and use what we know so well—how to organize and, fundamentally, how to fight! [ [http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/uen_1202_mazzocchi.html Speech to the 1998 convention of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.] ]
*We're the only industrial nation in the world where if you strike the employer can replace you with scabs—permanently. That's not a right to strike. That's a right to commit suicide. ["'We Want to Redefine What Society Is All About': An Interview With Tony Mazzocchi on the Birth of the Labor Party," "Z Magazine," February 1997.]
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