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By Robert J. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0275977455

ISBN-13: 9780275977450

In this quantity, Alexander sketches the historical past of prepared exertions within the international locations of Uruguay and Paraguay. He covers such subject matters because the function of equipped exertions within the economics and politics of those international locations and their family with the foreign hard work move. it really is in accordance with wide own contacts of the writer with the hard work events over virtually part a century. it may possibly look strange first and foremost to have either one of those international locations in a single quantity simply because there doesn't exist anyplace else in Latin the USA such old political disparity among neighboring international locations as that among Uruguay and Paraguay. besides the fact that inspite of the political contrasts, there are particular similarities within the heritage of the exertions events of those republics.

In either Uruguay and Paraguay, the earliest companies to be based by way of the staff have been mutual gain societies, instead of exchange unions. yet in either international locations, alternate unions which sought to guard their individuals opposed to employers began appearing. through the early years of the twentieth century, those unions started to call for that employers negotiate with them, and there have been progressively more moves, trying to make those calls for potent. there have been quickly efforts to assemble many of the alternate unions into broader neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign hard work organizations.

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99. Ministerio de Industrias, Oficina Nacional del Trabajo, Estadísticas del Trabajo y de las Subsistencias, Montevideo, 1920. 100. Pintos, Historia del Uruguay, op. , page 143. 101. Monthly Circular, periodical of Labour Research Department, London, December 1921. 102. El Sol, April 26, 1922. 103. Justicia, September 18–24, 1919. 104. , September 17, 1919. 105. , October 31, 1919. 106. , September 10, 1919. 107. , September 10 et. seq, 1919. 108. , September 9, 1919. 109. Ibáñez’s biography of Frugoni, op.

86 Groups that had hitherto not been organized to any degree were brought into the unions for the first time. One of the principal of these was the packinghouse workers. These laborers, 7,500 strong, went on strike in the middle of 1917. ” The result of this attitude was a violent clash between strikers and the armed forces, in which numerous workers were wounded. 87 A general strike declared by the FORU in solidarity with the meatpacking workers was a failure and the packinghouse strike was lost.

Page 85. 12. Ibid. 13. , page 86. 14. All foregoing from Ibáñez manuscript, op. cit. 15. Acuña, op. , page 10. 16. , Montevideo, 1944. 17. All foregoing from Ibáñez manuscript, op. cit. ws/blogs/ChrisRedfield 36 A History of Organized Labor in Uruguay and Paraguay 18. El Obrero en Carruajes, periodical of Sociedad Obreros Constructores de Carruajes, Montevideo, May 20, 1911. 19. Pintos, op. , page 102. 20. Interview with Pedro Andrade, onetime member of Federal Council of Federatión Obrera Regional Uruguaya, in Montevideo, October 14, 1946.

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