The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951 / by Federico Romero ; translated by Harvey Fergusson II

Author(s): Romero, Federico
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Subjects: Labor unions--Europe--History--20th century
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Europe
Economic assistance, American--Europe--History--20th century
Marshall Plan
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Italian (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1992
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xvi, 292 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Abbreviations Used in the Text
Pt. 1. The Postwar Reconversion, 1944-1946
Ch. 1. 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
Ch. 2. 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
Pt. 2. The World Splits in Two, 1947-1951
Ch. 3. The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan: Toward Anti-Communist Stabilization 81
The American Mission in Greece 83
The Attack on the WFTU 88
The Marshall Plan 96
The AFL on the Offensive 103
The Crisis in the CIO 107
Ch. 4. The Breakup of the International Trade Union Movement 114
The Trade Union Conference for the ERP 115
The Breakup of the WFTU 122
"Western" Trade Unionism 126
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 131
Ch. 5. Divisions and Realignments: The Italian Case 138
Reformism and Anticommunism 139
The CGIL, the ERP, and the Elections of 18 April 1948 148
The Catholic Withdrawal from the CGIL 158
A Single, Large Anti-Communist Union 164
Ch. 6. The European Recover Program: Toward a New Model of Society and Trade Unions 175
The ECA and the Unions 178
The ECA and Productivity: Between Stability and Modernization 182
The Weakness of the Unions: The Italian Case 191
Rearmament and the "Productivity Drive" 201
Conclusion 215
Notes 227
Selected Sources 279
Index 285
Alternate Title(s): Stati Uniti e il sindacalismo europeo, 1944-1951.
Notes: LCCN: 92027645
ISBN: 0807820652 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-283) and index
OCLC Number: 26307614
ISBN/ISSN: 0807820652