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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 058
Transcript The Communist Party and the Trade Union Unity League call for persistent and repeated mass violations of injunctions as the only way to compel the courts to limit the use of the injunction weapon against the workers. A campaign of mass violation was begun in New York City in October, 1930 ° * ° (p. 154). Clashes with the police are encouraged, as exemplified bv tbe following account from the Daily Worker of May 31, 1937, pages 1 and 3: Chicago police kill four pickets, one hundred wounded at Republic Steel. * • • Chicago Communist Party urges city- wide protest denouncing the blood bath at Republic Steel plant as one of the worst police outrages in recent history. Morris Childs, secretary of the Communist Party, called all workers to join ° ° ° in citywide protest. 6. Labor has learned to voice its demands through its chosen leaders. Employers and government officials endeavor to establish stability in industry through negotiations with these officials. But William Z. Foster, in the name of the CPUSA, has sworn undying enmity toward these labor leaders in the following explicit terms: They are enemies within the gates of the working class and must be treated as such. They head the labor movement only in order to behead it. They are a menace and an obstacle to all struggle by the workers. * ° * They must be politically obliterated (ibid., p. 256). 7. Although labor organizations in the United States have fraternal ties with foreign labor groups, they do not operate under foreign discipline. Communists do not possess such freedom. This has been demonstrated by William Z. Foster in his description of the Trade Union Unity League (TUUL), at one time the labor auxiliary of the CPUSA: The TUUL is the American section of the Red International of Labor Unions. "'Its relations towards the Coin- itiunist Party are those of mutual support and cooperation in the struggle * • • (ibid., p. 158). The 1931 Labor Fact Book points out that "the Red International of Labor Unions was organized in July, 1921, at a Moscow congress * * "" and that this international body aims "To coordinate and regulate the struggle of the working class in all countries * ° °" (p. 212). As a result there have been cases of international coordination of strikes and organization of Communist-led unions in the copper, maritime, sugar, and other industries. In 1945 the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was organized with the Communists in control, replacing the Red International of Labor Unions. In his book, The History of the Communist Party of the United States, William Z. Foster points out that — The powerful unifying tendency of the WFTU was also felt in the United States (p. 477). and that the Communists supported this movement. It vv as repudiated as Communist-dominated by both the AFL and CIO. Foster adds: The Communists also have always been indefatigable workers for trade union unity. ° ° * They have ever sought to link up the labor movement of the United States with that of other countries. In late years this has meant active backing of such organizations as the Latin American Confederation of Labor and the World Federation of Trade Unions (p. 561). Communist unions have, however, made no formal or open affiliation with the WFTU. American labor has based its demands purely on the basis of its economic and social needs with due consideration to national emergencies during wartime. Flowing from their international ties and discipline, Communist- dominated unions and labor groups have adapted their policies strictly to the exigencies and need of Soviet Page 56 diplomacy and interests. During the period of the Stalin- Hitler Pact from 1939 to 1941, strikes were encouraged by Communist-dominated unions in vital waT industries. As soon as Russia became an ally after Hitler's attack, a no- strike policy was adopted by Communist-dominated unions. Labor Fact Book 7 praised the no-strike policy of our national trade unions during this period (p. 112). After the end of World War II, the Soviet Union re- adopted its policy of hostility toward the United States, and Communist unions in the United States reinvoked a vigorous prostrike policy. 8. Members of Communist-dominated unions have testified that the finances of these organizations are frequently siphoned off for Communist causes, front organizations, campaigns, and publications. Communist officials are placed on the union payroll. Union services are placed in the hands of Communist lawyers, accountants, printers, mimeographers, and meeting-hall managers. COMMUNIST-CONTHOLLED UNIONS Unions expelled by the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1950 because they were held to be directed toward the achievement of the program and purposes oj the Communist Party: United Office and Professional Workers of America; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers of America; International Union of Marin'' Cooks and Stewards; American Communications Association; United Furniture Workers of America; Internationa' Fur and Leather Workers Union; International Longshore! men's and Warehousemen's Union; International Union "' Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers; United Public Worked of America; United Electrical, Radio and Machine Wort ers of America. Conclusion In issuing this handbook for Americans showing the operations of the Communist Party, USA. the Senate I"' ternal Security Subcommittee hopes to help alert I'1 American people to the real nature of the enemy in "ll midst and the insidious character of the methods eif ployed. The principles set down are intended as a gtfl rather than a set of hard and fast rules to be mechanic"'- applied. We must realize that we are dealing with a rnOv*j ment which is constantly fluid, constantly varied a" elusive. There can be no artificial substitute for constfl intelligence and alertness. ■ he complete handbook on the Communist Party, U.S.A. is now available in booklet form, complete with illustrations. Place your order today! To Facts Forum News Dallas 1, Texas I would like copies at □ " 00 each ~~j ten or more ~1 Please quote ' copies @ $ .55 ea. ' quantity pric« Street Address City, Zone, State Facts Forum News, June. l>r ^is
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