CONFERENCES: Bread, Peace & Freedom

The name of the new organization was a jawbreaker. "When I get to it," said one harassed delegate, "I just say, 'I see, after you,' and I've got it."

Last week in London, the I.C.F.T.U. (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions) formally set itself up in business. In spite of some fraternal squabbles and a contest between American and British delegates for domination of the new labor international, the organization's birth pangs were relatively mild. It had managed to build the framework in which labor unions from 53 countries—including America's staid A.F.L., Britain's Socialist T.U.C. and (tentatively) the Continent's Catholic...

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