Union del Trabajo de Filipinas

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Union del Trabajo de Filipinas was a trade union confederation in the Philippines. It was formed, with support of the U.S. administration of William H. Taft, as a substitute for the defunct Union Obrera Democratica Filipina. UTF was modelled after the American Federation of Labor, and represented a much more moderate political line than its predecessor.[1] Lope K. Santos, head of the union at the Katubusan Cigar and Cigarette Factory, was the president of UTF.[1][2] Political rivalries led to the dissolution of UTF in 1907.[2]


  1. ^ a b Guevarra, Dante G. History of the Philippine Labor Movement. Sta. Mesa, Manila: Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, 1991. pp. 23, 25-26
  2. ^ a b Halili, Christine N. Philippine History. Manila: Rex Book Store, 2004. p. 197