The Labour Movement and Peronism (1943-1955): A Reinterpretation

Organizing Work in Contemporary Argentina
By Marcos Schiavi

This paper aims to contribute to a reinterpretation of the relationship between the Peronist government and the labour movement. The research focuses on the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), the only labour union for Argentinian workers. Our hypothesis challenges traditional theses and aims to establish and provide evidence for several arguments. Firstly, we will endeavour to show that the political dialectic at work between the government and the CGT was never interrupted during this period. Secondly, we will endeavour to challenge the thesis that the CGT was part of the state, as well as the thesis that it was entirely controlled by the upper political spheres of Peronism.

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