A History of Organized Labor in Cuba

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3
The Early Years of the CTC

The crisis in the Cuban labor movement provoked by the failure of the revolutionary general strike of March 1935 lasted for something more than a year. During that period many of the leaders of the outlawed Confederaciόn Nacional Obrera Cubana and other important union groups remained in jail, in hiding, or in exile, although the CNOC was able to hold a clandestine Fourth Plenum meeting in July 1935.1 Many union headquarters were closed down by the authorities, and collective bargaining was virtually at a standstill.

Two factors brought about a change in this situation, starting in 1936. One of these was a drastic change in the line of the Communist Party, and consequently of the part of the labor movement under its control. The other was an alteration in the attitude and policies of Colonel Fulgencio Batista, and hence of the government he dominated.

Of course, the change in the position of the Communist Party did not originate in Cuba; it was part of the worldwide policy shift of the Communist International, which began to appear in 1934 with the establishment of a “united front” between the French Communist Party and the Socialist Party, whom the Stalinists had until a few weeks before denounced as “social fascists.” This profound alteration in outlook and action found formal ratification at the Seventh Congress of the Communist International in August-September 1935, which endorsed the establishment of “popular fronts” by each national Communist Party, that is, electoral and other alliances with all parties proclaiming themselves antifascist. The Seventh Congress also endorsed abandonment of the “Third Period” policy whereby each national Communist Party

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