The AFL and Lewis

Lahey, Edwin A.
February 1944
New Republic;2/7/44, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p172
Reports that the meeting of the executive council of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) held in Miami, Florida, has been remarkable for contribution to the peace and tranquillity of the U.S. Effect of return of labor leader John L. Lewis and his miners to the Federation on political position of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Problem between AFL and Lewis due to decision of Lewis to have jurisdiction over chemical workers when he returns to AFL; Presence of 45,000 chemical workers organized in a national council of federal unions in AFL; Attitude of AFL towards Communism and the Soviet Union being revealed by its decision on the invitation to the London conference; Opinion of AFL that an international labor meeting should be called by the International Federation of Trade Union; Possibility for the Canadian Trades and Labor Council and Latin American labor groups following AFL regarding the British invitation.


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