TITLE

INTERNATIONALISM IN ECLIPSE: THE ICFTU AFTER TWO DECADES

AUTHOR(S)
Windmuller, John P.
PUB. DATE
July 1970
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jul70, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p510
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two decades after its founding, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions faces an uncertain future. Presently, its largest member organization, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, is not participating in the activities of the world non-communist trade union center. Some European member are entering into relationships with the ‘enemy,’ i.e.. Communist organizations, and ICFTU affiliates also are undertaking individual aid efforts in the underdeveloped countries rather than working through the ICFTU. After nearly twenty years of uneasy relationship with the ICFTU, the AFL-CIO withdrew in 1969, primarily as the consequence of a dispute over the request of its former affiliate, the United Automobile Workers, for membership in the international organization. The events of this dispute, discussed here, illuminate some of the current difficulties of international cooperation among trade unions in the Western world.
ACCESSION #
4470830

 

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