By Robert J. Alexander, Eldon Parker
With a occupation that covers over a part century, Robert J. Alexander might be our most excellent authority on Latin American historical past and politics. In overseas exertions businesses and arranged exertions in Latin the US and the Caribbean: A historical past , Alexander explores essentially the most attention-grabbing and sometimes ignored facets of the Latin American exertions scene he has so meticulously chronicled: the relationships among hard work unions inside particular countries, quarter vast enterprises, and arranged hard work round the world.
Alexander has written the various cornerstone works on exertions routine in the countries of Latin the USA, and this can be his first quantity to target the influence of overseas unions on Latin American hard work matters. assurance comprises the AFL-offshoot Pan American Federation of work and the CIA-backed AIFLD; the function of the Russian Union, Profintern; European-based unions just like the anti-Communist/anti-Fascist Postal Telegraph and cell foreign; and intraregional firms just like the Confederacion de Trabajadores de the United States Latina (CTAL)?€”the first try to shape a multinational hard work association solely for the region.
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S. military authorities. However, a representative of the HCN, José Eugenio Kunhardt, did attend the Second Congress of the PAFL in Washington, DC. He presented a long list of complaints against the military occupation authorities. The Second PAFL Congress consequently passed a resolution to send a delegation to the Dominican Republic to study labor and general political and economic conditions there. The Pan American Federation of Labor 31 Peter Brady and Anthony McAndrew, leaders of two AFL unions, were soon after dispatched to make such an investigation.
S. unions. ” This measure was voted down by the convention. Another segment of Resolution 2 that was voted down by the delegates was one banning any discussion of anything having to do with Mexico’s The Pan American Federation of Labor 21 neutrality in World War I, and banning all “meddling” in internal matters in either Mexico or the United States. Samuel Gompers took advantage of that vote to introduce a motion in effect endorsing the peace terms that had been put forth by President Woodrow Wilson and endorsed by the AFL.
Panama presented a special kind of problem for the AFL and PAFL, centering on the Canal Zone. S. Canal authorities. S. citizens doing the same work, who were on the gold roll. S. citizens employed on the canal refused to accept Panamanians into membership. No Panamanian Republic union group was represented in PAFL’s Fourth Congress in 1924, when the Federación Obrera de la República de Panamá sent a delegation. However, Samuel Gompers was aware of Panamanian workers’ complaints against the way they were treated by the AFL unions in the Canal Zone, and he suggested that they send a delegation to Washington in March 1921, to confer with leaders of the AFL unions involved.
International Labor Organizations and Organized Labor in Latin America and the Caribbean: A History by Robert J. Alexander, Eldon Parker