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A history of organized labor in Cuba, Robert J. Alexander

Label
A history of organized labor in Cuba
Title
A history of organized labor in Cuba
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Starting with the organization of tobacco workers and a few other groups in the last years of Spanish colonial rule, Robert J. Alexander traces the growth of the labor movement during the early decades of the republic, noting particularly the influence of three political tendencies: anarchosyndicalists, Marxists, and "independents." He examines the generally unfavorable attitudes of early republican governments to the labor movement, and he discusses the first central labor body, the CNOC, which was at first under anarchist influence, and soon captured by the Communists. The role of the CNOC vis-a-vis the Machado dictatorship, including the "deal" with Machado in 1933 is also discussed. Alexander then looks at the unions during the short Grau San Martine "nationalist" regime of 1933 and the near-destruction of organized labor by the Batista dictatorship of 1934-1937; the revival of the labor movement after the 1937 "deal" of the Communists with Batista and the establishment of the Confederacion de Trabajadores de Cuba, as well as the struggles for power within it, resulting in a split in the CTC in 1947, with the dominance of the Autentico-party controlled group. During this period regular collective bargaining became more or less the rule. He then describes the deterioration of the Confederacion of Trabajadores de Cuba under the Batista dictatorship of 1952-1959. Alexander ends with a description of organized labor during the Castro regime: the early attempt of revolutionary trade unionists to establish an independent labor movement, followed by the Castro government's seizure of control of the CTC and its unions, and the conversion of the Cuban labor movement into one patterned after the Stalinist model of a movement designed to stimulate production and productivity--under government control--instead of defending the rights and interests of the unions' members. Based on an extensive review of Cuban materials as well as Alexander's numerous interviews, correspondence, and conversations with key figures from the late 1940s onward, this is the most comprehensive English-language examination of organized labor in Cuba ever written. Essential reading for all scholars and students of Cuban and Latin American labor and economic affairs as well as important to political scientists and historians of the region
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DLC
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1918 November 26-
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Alexander, Robert J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Working class
Label
A history of organized labor in Cuba, Robert J. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([259]-267) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Organized Labor in the Colonial Period and Early Republic.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Confederacion National Obrera de Cuba and Its Rivals.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Early Years of the CTC.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • CTC Split and Its Aftermath.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • Labor Under the Second Batista Dictatorship.
  • p. 133
  • 6.
  • Organized Labor in Castro's Cuba: Seizure of the CTC.
  • p. 169
  • 7.
  • Soviet-Style Labor Movement in Castro's Cuba.
  • p. 215
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 259
  • Index.
  • p. 269
Control code
ocm49611140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 p.
Isbn
9780275977030
Lccn
2002067943
Label
A history of organized labor in Cuba, Robert J. Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([259]-267) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Organized Labor in the Colonial Period and Early Republic.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Confederacion National Obrera de Cuba and Its Rivals.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Early Years of the CTC.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • CTC Split and Its Aftermath.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • Labor Under the Second Batista Dictatorship.
  • p. 133
  • 6.
  • Organized Labor in Castro's Cuba: Seizure of the CTC.
  • p. 169
  • 7.
  • Soviet-Style Labor Movement in Castro's Cuba.
  • p. 215
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 259
  • Index.
  • p. 269
Control code
ocm49611140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 p.
Isbn
9780275977030
Lccn
2002067943

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