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February 20, 1950
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COUNTRY SUBJECT 25x1 C PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. CLASSIFICATION DP82-00457R00430029000 Approved For Release 200 CENTRAL INTELLIGE A NOY REPORT NO. ONFO ATI N REPORT CD NO. 25X1A Chile C N I TIA L DATE DISTR. 20 FEB 50 PCCh Reaction to JJN'ECh Labor Policies NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. The Political Co=ission of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh) has been disturbed by the strength shown by the Junta National de Empleados do Chile (JMMCh). Apart from the fact that the JUrIECh is composed largely of Radical members and has shown little interest in Communist collaboration, its growth has revealed a trend in the Chilean labor movement which is a cause of great concern to the PCCh. The Party has noted signs of syndical unity which transcends party lines, and is disturbed by that development. The JtNECh has shown no inclination to follow the dictates of the Radical Party, its majority political component, but in some cases had made the executive committee (the CEO[) of the Radical Party follow the syndical line. 2. A similar situation where syndical unity has become stronger than party loyalty is also becoming apparent among the ordinary labor unions and is noted with dismay by the PCCh. The Political Commission fears that a continuation of this trend may result in the eventual formation of a cor- porate state in which the labor organizations, rather than the political parties, will become the dominating force. 3. The Political Commission of the PCCh also recognizes, to its chagrin, that the Party policy of forming "relations" or "coordinating committees", in which the Communists played down their political ideology while stressing the necessity of labor unity, has done much to encourage this tendency, but has not produced. the desired result of reuniting the various labor organizations into a powerful, Communist-controlled labor central similar to the Corfederacion de Trabajaadoros de Chile (CTCh) of former days,,* The Political Commission concedes that the outlawed PCCh is in no position at present to seize control of the renascent labor movement but believes that the as= is true of the Socialist, Falanje Nacional, Social Christian Conservative and Radical Parties. 4. The greatest fear of the Political Commission of the PCGh is that General Carlos Ibanez del Campo, who has managed to crystallize popular disoontont against the government and to become the outstanding leader of the oppo- sition, rA-y be able to lead the growing labor movement toward a type of "fascism" strongly opposed to Communism. - united States. !ext Re ;emw Date; 2008 Approved For Release 2009/01/03 : C -RDP82-00457R004300290009-8 5. The Political Commission of the PCCh considers the present situation to be so grave that lower-ranking Party members, with long experience in the labor field, are being consulted as to the best means to combat this po- tential danger to the Party,. So It is noted that although 1dgardo Maass Jensen, Oscar Waiss Panda, and Clotario Blest R1ffo, the most important JU'NECh leaders, constantly attack the Communist Party, the anti-government propaganda leaflets distributed by the JUNRCh are almost identical to those put out by the Communists in formats composition, and illustration. The JU1 Ch, like the Cemrni eta, is advocating a sliding wage scale adjusted every three months in accordance with the rise in the cost of livings Comment. There is reason to believe that the Communists, through their policy of establishing "relations" or "coordinating" committees, have managed to infiltrate Party members into strategic positions In the JU EE Ch and other organizations of white collar workers. Approved For Release 2002/01/03 : CIA-RDP82-00457R004300290009-8