World Federation of Trade Unions

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World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) replaced the International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), which existed between 1919 and 1945 and was associated with Labour and Socialist International (LSI).[1]

Administration

2018 Labor Conference featuring World Federation of Trade Unions

Labor Conference featuring World Federation of Trade Unions WFTU March 17 2018 (Facebook Invitation screenshot)

On March 17 2018, the World Federation of Trade Unions held a "class-oriented Labor Conference" featuring a "full day of panels and presentations discussing International Working Class Unity, Class Oriented Struggle, Building a Workers' Party, Labor and Community Fights for Health Care, Immigration Rights, Housing, Ending Police Brutality."[6]

"Roofers Union Local 36 is hosting a historic, class-oriented Labor Conference featuring, for the first time in the U.S. since the CIO retreated in cold war 1949, an executive delegation from the central office of the World Federation of Trade Unions Wftu Fsm Central. Roofers Local 36 is the first U.S. Labor Union since 1949 to affiliate to the WFTU, in a re-alignment of international labor solidarity. The WFTU currently represents 92 million Union members in 126 nations, and was founded in 1945 immediately as WW2 ended on the basis of workers' unity against fascism and war-- www.wftucentral.org/history/.
"We will present a full day of panels and presentations discussing International Working Class Unity, Class Oriented Struggle, Building a Workers' Party, Labor and Community Fights for Health Care, Immigration Rights, Housing, Ending Police Brutality.
"**Please respond with individual and organizational endorsements of this conference.**
"THE WFTU AT THE PRESENT TIME
"Following the 15th Congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions, the WFTU turns page and traces a new, modern, fighting course. We develop the history of 65 years, we develop the weaknesses and hits of this course and we attempt to correspond to the current and future needs. We build the present and open our wings for the future. Our basic principles and values are found in the key-words : analysis, action, unity, struggle, democracy, solidarity, independence, co-ordination. Analysis of current reality and action for the demands of Working Class. Struggle for the worker’s rights. Unity of all workers towards monopolies and Imperialists. For peace and progress. Solidarity with the people suffering threats and attacks from USA and their allies. All peoples to have the right to self-determination. Right to education and training, to free health for all children of the working class without discriminations and class barriers. Equal rights for men and women. Criticism, self-criticism, collectiveness, democratic freedoms and trade-union rights. Transparent proceedings. Independence of International Organizations from the USA bondage. Independence of International Trade Union Organizations from the capital. Co-ordination of all militant Trade Unions, no matter what their differences are, in order to repulse capital’s attack against social security, full and stable work, privatizations, environmental pollution, quality of life. Confidence in the workers role for a world free from exploitation, wars, poverty, children’s prostitution and exploitation. http://www.wftucentral.org/history/

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