The Second International and trade unions

Milner, Susan
March 1993
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Spring93, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
The article examines the relationship between the socialist political party, the Second International, and trade unions in Great Britain. First, it shows the importance of the period of the Second International in the history of the European labor movement. Then it compares the success of the First International and the Second International. It claims that the Second International measures its growth and success by campaigns for suffrage and the number of social-democrat seats won in national parliaments. Moreover, early congresses of the International showed signs of joint action by parties and trade unions and hinted at different ways of organizing international labor.


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