||The American Labor Conference on International Affairs (ALCIA) was organized in February
1943 by several labor leaders from the American Federation of Labor, the Congress
of Industrial Organizations, and the Railway Brotherhoods. The membership of ALCIA
included American labor leaders, American and European scholars, and representatives
of the European labor movement who lived in the United States. ALCIA studied political,
economic, labor, and educational problems arising from World War II. It published
reports, the quarterly "International Postwar Problems," the biweekly, "A.L.C. News
Letter," and the monthly, "Modern Review." The ALCIA also participated in labor conferences.
The records consist of correspondence, resolutions, constitutions and bylaws, reports,
conference papers, press releases, speeches, minutes, memoranda, newspaper clippings,
pamphlets, drafts of articles, and form letters. There is considerable information
about American policy toward France and Charles DeGaulle, the postwar objectives of
organized labor, the reconstruction of Germany, postwar European problems, and American
policy toward Asia. Information about numerous conferences is included as well as
drafts for articles, reports, and editorials.
Note: Series 1-3 have been microfilmed (R-7124, reels 19-26) and patrons must use
the microfilm copy of these series.