A History of Organized Labor in Peru and Ecuador by Robert J. Alexander

By Robert J. Alexander

This quantity lines the heritage of equipped hard work in Peru and Ecuador from its first visual appeal within the overdue 19th century until eventually the top of the 20 th century. It discusses the family members of exchange unionism with fiscal improvement and politics, really the political traits inside of equipped exertions. It additionally discusses the unfavourable influence at the alternate union circulation of the loose enterprise-free exchange regulations of the final many years of the 20 th century.

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It launched a popular university, apparently as a rival to one established by the Apristas. It consisted of a series of talks on general cultural subjects, as well as classes given by university professors and others. Subjects included Spanish, history, economics, arithmetic, and geography, and it had about 100 students in June 1947. 233 The leaders of these splits from the CTP were Communists. However, there was apparently a difference of opinion among the Communist leaders. 234 The Apristas organized rivals to the Communist-controlled groups in two cities.

183 The same writer listed the Communists as part of the 10 percent minority that was ruling the country against the wishes of the 90 percent majority. ”184 Juan P. Luna was a member of Congress and did yeoman’s work for both his party and the labor movement. He was active in getting workers out of jail who had run afoul of the authorities as a result of their union activities, and he succeeded in convincing the administration to push at least some labor legislation. 185 In the period before the organization of the CTP, the leaders of the Comité de Unificación Nacional met in Juan P.

Afterward, who was given credit for this proclamation depended on who was recounting what happened. 176 The Confederación de Trabajadores de Peru was dominated by the Communists in its early days, with Juan P. 178 It is certain that during the Prado regime the Communists worked closely with the administration. The Prado government was a regime without any mass support, and it tried to make the Communists into such a base and thus build up a rival to the Apristas, who were the principal opposition to the government.

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