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That investigation group received a rather frigid reception from the AFL union locals in the Canal Zone. However, it submitted a report that proved to be a beginning of the elimination of the disparities between the Zonian workers and the Panamanian employees in the Canal Zone. S. ”77 However, the United States Department of Labor did not quite agree with Romualdi’s optimistic view. S. S. S. workers in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME). S. workers in the zone into the labor movement of the republic.

Some, such as the Sociedad de Artesanos de San José, and similar groups in Alajuela, Cartago, and Heredia, contained workers from various trades. Others, particularly in San José, brought together workers in specific trades, including such groups as painters, tailors, commercial employees, carpenters, plasterers, engineers, and mechanics, newspaper workers, telegraphers, and typographers. These early labor groups became involved in politics. Many workers became involved in the presidential campaign of 1886 of General Bernardo Soto, but then three years later when, as president, Soto sought to manipulate the next election against another candidate the workers’ groups favored, there was serious rioting in San José and other towns, forcing Soto to resign.

P. 581. 71. , p. 582. 32 A History of Organized Labor in Panama and Central America 72. Barría, interview; Federación International de los Obreros del Transporte (ITF), “Comunicado de Prensa,” London, May 16, 1951 (mimeographed). 73. “Acuerdos y Resoluciones del Primer Congreso de la Federación de Sindicatos Independientes” (mimeographed). 74. Julio, interview. 75. Unión, mimeographed newspaper of Unión Nacional de Marinos, Panama City, January 5, 1956. 76. Julio, interview; Félix Herrera (ex-leader of Unión Nacional de Marinos de Panamá, president of Confederación de Trabajadores de la República de Panamá), interview with the author in Panama City, July 6, 1967.

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