Labor and the IMF

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Wed Oct 7 09:46:15 PDT 1998

Max Sawicky wrote:

>>Pretty much. The "changes" at the AFL-CIO are largely cosmetic. . . . >
>One criterion to judge which I think is useful
>is where money goes.

I just heard that the AFL-CIO is spending $10 million a year on international activities, most of it coming from the National Endowment for Democracy and the U.S. Agency for International Development. And what are they doing with this money, now that they've no longer got a Cold War to fight and radical/independent unions to destroy? Good question. Anyone know? My sources said they're just staffing offices that do nothing. If they actually did anything to build international solidarity, my guess is the U.S. government would cut their allowance. Anyone have any other ideas about what they're up to?


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