American Labor’s Global Ambassadors: The International by Robert Anthony Waters Jr., Geert Van Goethem, Marcel van der

By Robert Anthony Waters Jr., Geert Van Goethem, Marcel van der Linden

After global struggle II, the AFL-CIO pursued an bold schedule of containing worldwide communism and supporting to throw off the shackles of colonialism. This sweeping assortment brings jointly contributions from prime historians to discover its successes, demanding situations, and inevitable compromises because it pursued those tasks in the course of the chilly battle.

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When the war was entering a crucial phase and President Roosevelt desperately wanted to remain on good terms with the Soviet Union, the AFL insulted them, which was the reverse of the TUC’s policy. Hence, the AFL’s foreign policy cannot be labeled as pragmatic, but as missionary. Gompers and Meany pursued the same line of argument. They believed they had a “mission” and were therefore not easily susceptible to pragmatic approaches or prepared to make compromises. Perhaps, this also explains why they showed great determination in implementing the AFL’s foreign policy.

N. and Slave Labor,” New York Times, March 1, 1950, 26. 25. S. N. with Tolerating Slave Labor,” New York Times March 3, 1950, p. 1, clipped and sent to Jay Lovestone by Norris Chipman. ” 26. “Economic and Social Council 12th Session Position Paper: Forced Labor,” p. 4–6, RG 84, Box 33, Folder: “Economic and Social Council Twelfth Session Position Book,” NARA. 27. S. N. of Tolerating Slave Labor,” New York Times March 3, 1950, 1. 28. “United Nations: Objectivity,” Time March 27, 1950. 29. Slave Labor in the Soviet World , 5.

S. N. with Tolerating Slave Labor,” New York Times, March 3, 1950, 1. Clipped by Norris Chipman and sent to Jay Lovestone. ” 36 / quenby olmsted hughes 33. S. Mission to the United Nations Central Subject Files, 1946–1964, Box 12: Labor to Palestine, Folder: “Labor: Compulsory, 1948–1949,” NARA. 34. ” 35. d. (c. 1951), p. ” 36. The ICFTU developed as a result of the efforts of the AFL and other anti-Communist unions from around the world to create an alternative global organization to the WFTU.

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