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Title. 88'094'0904dc20 92-27645 CIP The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. To Dorothea Barrett CONTENTS Preface ix Abbreviations Used in the Text xv Part One. The Postwar Reconversion, 1944-1946 1 Chapter One A Prosperous, Stable, and Democratic World 3 The Unions and the Peace: The CIO 8 The AFL and Its Anti-Soviet Policy 12 The World Federation of Trade Unions 17 The United States Government and the Trade Union Issue 21 From the New Deal to Productivity 25 Chapter Two The Primacy of Politics: Italy 31 Liberalizing the Trade Unions 33 The Visit of the Anglo-American Trade Union Delegation 37 The Allied Administration and the CGIL 47 The Liberation 52 The Confederation and the Political Parties 59 Political Alliances 65 Part Two.
Its labor section was directed by Arthur J. Goldberg, a top-level representative of the CIO. This led to an extensive network of communication, support, and financial aid to European trade union leaders, most of whom were Social Democrats and in any case anti-Stalinist. It hinged on collaboration between American unions, especially the ILGWU, and officials of the OSS. Thus a commitment to the postwar world arose among the AFL leaders most in tune with the situation in Europe. Prominent here were Dubinsky and Vice-President Matthew Woll of the AFL, a Catholic who also worked on contacts between the OSS and the resistance.
Here freedom of markets was wedded to political democracy and the self-determination of peoples, merging the ambitions of American ideals and interests with a concept of global peace and stability. In Franklin D. Roosevelt's vision of American war aims from the Atlantic Charter on, the background of these principles was crucial. They were brought out again by the policymakers of his administration in the light of the traumatic collapse of the Peace of Versailles and the role of economic nationalism in the steady decline from the crisis of 1929 to World War II.