Labor for Peace was a voluntary organization of trade union leaders who joined together in 1972 to bring an end to the war in Vietnam and to gaurantee that there would be no more Vietnams. Nine hundred and eighty five delegates from 32 states and the District of Columbia attended the founding conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 23-24, 1972. The delegates represented 35 international unions. They issued a statement of policy which outlined their perspective of the effects of the war on America. They demanded immediate withdrawl from Vietnam and a reconversion to the economy of peace. And they declared, "to turn our country from the path of killing and destruction to the path of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness through peace, dignity, and full employment."
Correspondence, memos, reports, policy statement, newsclippings, and press releases of a 1972 conference of national labor leaders and organizations held in St. Louis that drafted an anti-Vietnam War statement.
1. Founding Conference Material, 1972
2. Policy Statement, 1972
3. Correspondence, 1972-1973
4. Press Releases, 1972-1973
5. Newsclippings, 1972
Labor for Peace
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