CONFERENCES: Free Labor

At war's end, when foggy hope of cooperation between the democracies and Communism swirled everywhere, labor unions of 56 nations got together in Paris and set up the World Federation of Trade Unions. The organization included Soviet Russia's state-run "unions," big Communist-infiltrated unions like those in France and Italy, and genuinely democratic labor organizations. Early this year, emerging out of the postwar fog of confusion, Western labor finally fully realized that the only way to "cooperate" with Communists is to submit to them. The U.S.'s C.I.O. and Britain's T.U.C. (Trades Union...

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