American Institute for Free Labor Development

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The American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) was founded in 1962 by the AFL-CIO in the western hemisphere. It received funding from the US government, mostly through USAID (United States Agency for International Development). In the 1980s, it began receiving funds from the NED (National Endowment for Democracy), which is funded through the USAID budget of the U.S. State Department. AIFLD was merged with three similar organizations into the American Center for International Labor Solidarity.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (1997)[edit]

In October 1995, John Sweeney succeeded Thomas R. Donahue as President of the AFL-CIO. Sweeney merged AIFLD with three other institutes to form the American Center for International Labor Solidarity.

See also[edit]

Free Trade Union Committee

FreeLabors Business Blog

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lodge, George C. (1962). Spearheads of Democracy: Labor in the Developing Countries Harper & Row for the Council on Foreign Relations: New York. ASIN B0006AY0AU
  • Carew, Anthony (February 1998). "The American Labor Movement in Fizzland: The Free Trade Union Committee and the CIA - Central Intelligence Agency". Labor History. 
  • Waters, Robert (2005-03-15). "The World's Longest General Strike: The AFL-CIO, the CIA, and British Guiana". Diplomatic History.