International Labor Organizations and Organized Labor in Latin America and the Caribbean: A History

International Labor Organizations and Organized Labor in Latin America and the Caribbean: A History

International Labor Organizations and Organized Labor in Latin America and the Caribbean: A History

International Labor Organizations and Organized Labor in Latin America and the Caribbean: A History

Synopsis

The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the roles of pan-regional and worldwide labor organizations in the labor movements across the nations of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Excerpt

In the past decade I have published a number of volumes dealing with the history of organized labor in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each of them has dealt with the history of the labor movement in a particular part of the Western Hemisphere—one or more of the nations of the area.

The present volume approaches the subject somewhat differently than its predecessors. Each of the earlier studies concentrated on looking at organized labor in a particular part of the hemisphere. the present one concentrates instead on the institutions that are shared by the workers’ organizations in the various countries. These institutions include both international organizations limited to Latin America as well as others of broader jurisdiction.

As has been true with all of my books, I have had much help in this one from people who have aided in one way or another in bringing the volume to fruition. of course, I owe much, in the first place, to the numerous people who have participated in the various institutions that are the subject of this volume. Certainly without the welcome discussion of the activities of those organizations by their leaders and officials, I would have little to write about. At the same time I was given the chance to attend conferences and other meetings of the organizations involved. I also appreciate the opportunities to have had wide use of publications of some of these organizations.

I likewise owe much to people of ABC-CLIO who were instrumental in bringing this book to print. I am much obliged to Dr. James Sabin for his belief in the value of this study, hence making possible its publication . . .

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