Foreign News: Rejection

"How can we fight dictatorship if we go arm-in-arm with Stalin?" rhetorically asked American Federation of Labor Delegate Matthew Woll last week in a debate at Oslo, Norway. Occasion: meeting of the general council of the International Federation of Trade Unions (Iftu). Issue at stake; proposed merger of the 22,500,000 Russian trade unionists with the 17,000,000 Iftu members (mostly from democratic countries), which would give the U. S. S. R. the loudest voice in International Labor.

After two days' heated argument, the council voted 14-to-7 to terminate negotiations for a Russian merger. Leader...

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