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Reminiscences of Camilo Almarza, 1971

Creator: Almarza, Camilo, 1904-
Project: Argentina project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 160 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Railroad union official

Scope and Contents

Early work experience in railroad industry; development from section leader of local union to officer of General Labor Confederation (CGT), 1936-1943; organization of union local: political beliefs and effect on policy, degrees of independence; analysis of general economic and social conditions in Argentina in 1930 with examples and anecdotes: regional differences, ethnic make-up, foreign influence, wages and housing, health and sanitation; effect of unions, especially in construction, meat-packing, railroads, textiles; labor gains and union growth especially after 1936; strikes, factionalism, deportations; World War II


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