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By Robert Anthony Waters Jr., Geert Van Goethem, Marcel van der Linden

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After global struggle II, the AFL-CIO pursued an bold time table of containing worldwide communism and aiding to throw off the shackles of colonialism. This sweeping assortment brings jointly contributions from major historians to discover its successes, demanding situations, and inevitable compromises because it pursued those projects through the chilly warfare.

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After global struggle II, the AFL-CIO pursued an bold time table of containing international communism and assisting to throw off the shackles of colonialism. This sweeping assortment brings jointly contributions from major historians to discover its successes, demanding situations, and inevitable compromises because it pursued those tasks through the chilly conflict.

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42. Roy Godson, “The AFL Foreign Policy Making Process From the End of World War II to the Merger,” Labor History 16 (1975): 327. 43. S. Labor, 1941–1975 (Göteborg, Sweden: University of Göteborg, 1976). 44. Anthony Carew, “The American Labor Movement in Fizzland: The Free Trade Union Committee and the CIA,” Labor History 39 (1998). 45. Sallie Pisani, The CIO and the Marshall Plan (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1991), 3. 46. A. Lacroix-Riz, “Autour d’Irving Brown: l’AFL le Free Trade Union Committee le Département d’état et la scission syndicale française (1944–1947),” Le Mouvement Social 151 (1990).

20 Indeed, since March 1949, when the AFL had first raised the issue with the United Nations, the US labor union and its allies had been busy directing attention to the problem, often using government apparatuses to further their cause. By early 1949, for example, the Economic Cooperation Administration had distributed copies of the AFL report on Russian slave labor to all ECA missions in Europe. 21 By September 1949, the State Department was mulling over the possibility of supporting a resolution at the United Nations’ General Assembly calling for an investigation of forced labor: The “USSR is particularly sensitive to the accusations of forced labor.

The afl against soviet “slave labor” / 35 11. “Speech by Toni Sender (AFL) before ECOSOC 8th Session, 3/2/49,” RG 84, Box 12, Folder: “Labor: Compulsory, 1948–1949,” NARA. 12. “Statement to the United Nations on Forced Labor” Prepared by Workers Defense League, February 29, 1948, RG 84, Box 12, Folder: “Labor: Compulsory, 1948–1949,” NARA. 13. ” 14. ” 15. “Speech by Toni Sender (AFL) before ECOSOC 8th Session, 3/2/49,” RG 84, Box 12, Folder: “Labor: Compulsory, 1948–1949,” NARA. 16. “Statement to the United Nations on Forced Labor” Prepared by Workers Defense League, February 29, 1948, RG 84, Box 12, Folder: “Labor: Compulsory, 1948–1949,” NARA.

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