Politically the American labor movement is today more backward than that of any other of the big capitalist countries. Even the Yellow Amsterdam and Second Internationals are still too red, too militant for the American Federation of Labor. In the main, the officialdom of the American trade union movement functions brazenly and aggressively as an agency of American imperialism at its worst. Our labor leaders are, with, too few exceptions, primarily serving as labor lieutenants of American imperialism in the ranks of the organized and unorganized workers. On the whole, these trade union officials react swiftly and decisively to the needs and demands of the Yankee imperialists.from the Introduction
The Labor Lieutenants of American Imperialism by Jay Lovestone. The Daily Worker Publishing Company, 1927.
Contents: On the Job for Wall Street, Setting the Pace for Reaction, The Officials and the Workers, Labor Leadership on the Auction Block, What Price Labor Leaders? 14 pages.
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