Loosening the Screws

December 1978
National Review;12/8/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 49, p1525
The article focuses on problems in Chile concerning American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), which refused to boycott the post-Salvador Allende government in 1974. American unions had disapproved of the Marxist stranglehold on Chile's unions under Allende, and supported dictator Augusto Pinochet's anti-Communism. It is reported that union elections were held in October, but all union leaders of the last ten years were excluded, and new delegates were required to swear that they would not participate in political activity. The AFL-CIO was not modified, and, it is opined that, if they join the boycott, Chilean exports will suffer.


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