By Robert J. Alexander
In this quantity, Alexander sketches the heritage of prepared hard work within the nations 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 kinfolk with the foreign exertions flow. it's in line with vast own contacts of the writer with the exertions hobbies over virtually part a century. it might probably look strange firstly to have either one of those international locations in a single quantity simply because there doesn't exist at any place else in Latin the US such old political disparity among neighboring nations as that among Uruguay and Paraguay. even though regardless 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 organisations to be based via the employees have been mutual profit societies, instead of alternate unions. yet in either international locations, alternate unions which sought to guard their contributors opposed to employers started to appear. via the early years of the 20 th 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 compile a few of the alternate unions into broader neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign exertions organizations.
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The UGT denounced this strike and refused to support a one-day general sympathy strike organized by a number of unions. 159 As a result of the Communists’ handling of these strikes, the Socialist elements in the UGT withdrew. 160 Some unions also pulled out of the Unión. The principal one to leave was the Federación Uruguaya de Empleados de Comercio e Industria (FUECI), the strong organization of white-collar workers. It was originally founded in 1930 and at the time it withdrew from the UGT it had over 10,000 members.
21. El Socialista, published by José Ríos Silva, Montevideo, September 1, 1907. 22. La Acción Obrera, Quincenario de Propaganda Emancipadora, periodical of Agrupación Nuevo Ideal, Montevideo, August 28, 1908. 23. , January 5, 1908. 24. , March 5, 1908. 25. , November 23, 1907. 26. , November 10, 1907. 27. , August 20, 1908. 28. El Libre Pensador, Defensor de la Causa Obrera, Durazno, Uruguay, May 23, 1911. 29. El Obrero en Carruajes, op. , January 1911. 30. La Acción Obrera, op. , December 20, 1907.
The principal one to leave was the Federación Uruguaya de Empleados de Comercio e Industria (FUECI), the strong organization of white-collar workers. It was originally founded in 1930 and at the time it withdrew from the UGT it had over 10,000 members. The FUECI was a stronghold of the Socialists and was under the leadership of José D’Elia and Gualberto Damonte. 161 Other important unions that withdrew included the Unión Ferroviaria and the news dealers’ union. These unions formed the Comité de Relaciones Industriales.
A History of Organized Labor in Uruguay and Paraguay by Robert J. Alexander