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Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 01:16:49 GMT
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From: Rich Winkel <rich@pencil.math.missouri.edu>
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Subject: AFL-CIO Sweeney Dumps AIFLD Director
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** Written 8:48 AM Jan 26, 1996 by labornews in cdp:labr.global **
From: Institute for Global Communications <labornews@igc.apc.org>
Subject: AFL-CIO Sweeney Dumps AIFLD Director

Sweeney Dumps 30-year AIFLD Director

From Working Together
January-February 1996

William Doherty, for 30 years executive director of the American Institute of Free Labor Development, has tendered his resignation, apparently at the request of the new AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.

AIFLD, which is in charge of the AFL-CIO's international policy in the western hemisphere, has a long history of supporting repression against trade unions in a number of Latin American countries. It's budget derives mainly from the U.S. State Department. It has frequently been accused of being little more than a CIA front organization.

In recent years AIFLD has been a strong promoter of free trade and free trade zones in Latin America even as the AFL-CIO has opposed free trade measures. It remains to be seen what Doherty's firing indicates for the future of AFL-CIO international policy.

From Working Together Jan-Feb 1996 Published by the Resource Center of The Americas

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