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AFL-CIO Abroad

(see also Trade Unionism, American Empire, US & Latin America, Global Trade Unionism)

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On the Web: Articles

Are Secret Activities Being Conducted by AFL-CIO's International Affairs Department? Harry Kelber, Labor Educator (5/21/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (successor agency to the CIA-linked American Institute for Free Labor Development, est.1997).

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

International Labour Organization.

Organización Interamericana Regional de Trabajo (ORIT).

In the Library: Articles

Caulfield, Norman. "Mexican state development & labor internationalism, 1945-1958," International Review of Social History 42 (1997):45-66.

Scipes, Kim. "Labor imperialism redux? The AFL-CIO's foreign policy since 1995," Monthly Review 57,1 (5/05):23-36.

Shorrock, Tim. "Labor's cold war," Nation (5/19/03):15-22. Good introduction to this subject.

Smyth, Frank. "AFL-CIO is Spanish for union-busting: how the US & big labor fight communism by opposing popular unions & setting up unpopular ones," Washington Monthly 19,8 (9/87):24-27.

Spalding, Hobart A. Jr. "US & Latin American labor: the dynamics of imperialist control," Latin American Perspectives 8 (win 76):45-69. Reprint in June Nash & others, Ideology & Social Change in Latin America (NY, 1977), pp. 55-91.

__________. "Neither pure nor simple: the AFL-CIO & Latin America," NACLA Report 12 (5-6/88):13-40.

__________. "Solidarity forever?: Latin American unions & the International Labor Network," Latin American Research Review 24,2 (1989):253-65.

Toth, Charles W. "The Pan American Federation of Labor: its political nature," Western Political Quarterly 18 (1965):615-20.

__________. "Samuel Gompers, Communism & the Pan American Federation of Labor," The Americas 23,3 (1967):273-78.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Andrews, Gregg. Shoulder to Shoulder?: The American Federation of Labor, the US & the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1924 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1991).

Armstrong, Robert & Others. Working Against US:The American Institute for Free Labor Development & the International Policy of the AFL-CIO (NY: NACLA, 1990).

Barry, Tom & Deb Preusch. AIFLD in Central America: Agents as Organizers (Albuquerque: Resource Center, 1986).

Busch, Gary. The Political Role of International Trades Unions (London, 1983).

Cantor, Daniel & Juliet Schor. Tunnel Vision: Labor, the World Economy & Central America (Boston, 1987).

Cherny, Robert W.; William Issel & Kieran Walsh Taylor (eds.) American Labor & the Cold War: Grassroots Politics & Postwar Political Culture (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2004).

Filipelli, Ronald N. American Labor & Postwar Italy, 1943-1953: A Study of Cold War Politics (Stanford: Stanford U., 1989).

Hirsch, Fred. The CIA & the Labor Movement (Nottingham, 1977).

Kofas, Jon V. Struggle for Legitimacy: Latin American Labor & the US, 1930-1960 (Tempe: Arizona State U Center for Latin American Studies, 1992).

Levenstein, Harvey A. Labor Organizations in the US & Mexico: A History of Their Relations (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1971).

Morgan, Ted. A Covert Life: Jay Lovestone, Communist, Anti-Communist & Spymaster (NY: Random House, 1999).

Romualdi, Serafino. Presidents & Peons: Memoirs of a Labor Ambassador in Latin America (NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967).

Scott, Jack. Yankee Unions, Go Home!: How the AFL Helped the US Build an Empire in Latin America (Vancouver: New Star, 1978).

Sims, Beth. Workers of the World Undermined: American Labor & the Pursuit of Foreign Policy (Boston, 1991).

Snow, Sinclair. The Pan-American Federation of Labor (Durham NC: Duke, 1965).

Sussman, Michael J. AIFLD, US Trojan Horse in Latin American & the Caribbean: A Joint Venture of the AFL-CIO, Department of the State, US Corporations & the CIA (Washington: EPICA, 1983).

Trujillo Bolio, Mario (coord.) Organización y luchas del movimiento obrero latinoamericano, 1978-1987 (México: Siglo XXI, 1989).

Weinrub, Al & William Bollinger. The AFL-CIO in Central America: A Look at the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) (Oakland CA: Labor Network on Central America, 1987).

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