Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967.

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Labor editor, lecturer, and expert in Latin American affairs, Romualdi was Inter-American representative of the A.F. of L. and AFL-CIO, co-founded the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers and the American Institute for Free Labor Development, and held various posts for the U.S. government.

From the description of Serafino Romualdi. Series 7. Lectures, 1955-1967. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63890989

From the description of Series 2. Correspondence in Italian, 1943-1961. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541061

From the description of Series 6. Post-retirement correspondence, 1961-1967. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541056

From the description of Series 3. General correspondence, 1943-1967. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541060

From the description of Serafino Romualdi. Series 8. Presidents and peons. Typescript drafts, 1965-1967. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541052

From the description of Series 4. Documents of various international associations, 1936-1965. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541059

From the description of Serafino Romualdi. Series 9. Miscellaneous correspondence, files and clippings, 1951-1968. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541051

Labor editor, lecturer, and expert in Latin American affairs, Romualdi was Inter-American representative of the A.F. of L. and AFL-CIO, and co-founded the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers and the American Institute for Free Labor Development, and held various posts for the U.S. government.

From the description of Serafino Romualdi series 5. manuscripts and clippings of articles by and about Romualdi, 1941-1968. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541058

Labor editor, lecturer, and expert in Latin American affairs, Romualdi was Inter-American Representative of the A.F. of L. and AFL-CIO, co-founded the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers and the American Institute for Free Labor Development, and held various posts for the U.S. government.

From the description of Series 1. Latin American correspondence, 1943-1966, bulk, 1950-1965. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 74924269

Labor editor, lecturer, and expert in Latin American affairs, Romualdi was Inter-American representative of the A.F. of L. and AFL-CIO, co-founded the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers and the American Institute for Free Labor Development, and held various posts for the U.S. government.

Serafino Romualdi was born in Italy in 1900. He was compelled, because of his opposition to fascism, to leave his homeland for the United States in 1923. Romualdi first settled in Chicago, where he became editor of the weekly paper LA PAROLA DEL POPOLO. In addition, Romualdi joined the Typographers Union as a linotype operator. In 1926, he was employed by the Italian Labor Publishing Company in Chicago.

In 1928, Romualdi moved to New York, where he became editorial writer for IL MUNDO; the jointly owned Italian language organ of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. In 1933, he joined the ILGWU as a member of the Editorial and Publicity Departments.

During WW II, Romualdi served on the staff of the co-ordinator of inter-American affairs, Nelson Rockefeller; founded the Italian-American Committee for Democratic Education; worked closely with the Committee for the Political Defense of the Continent and served in the Office of Strategic Services.

Romualdi resumed his work with the ILGWU in the fall of 1945, and was assigned by the American Federation of Labor to establish contacts with Latin American labor with the view of promoting closer cooperation between the democratic trade-unions of the two continents. He contributed to the establishment of the Inter-American Confederation of Workers (1948) and played a leading role in organizing the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers (ORIT) (1951). Romualdi became assistant secretary of the latter and editor of its INTER-AMERICAN LABOR BULLETIN.

In March 1948, Romualdi was appointed full time Latin American representative of the A.F. of L. As a U.S. labor delegate or as labor advisor, Romualdi attended conferences of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Punta del Este Conference in August 1961, at which the Alliance for Progress was launched.

Romualdi was named inter-American representative of the newly merged AFL-CIO and executive secretary of its Inter-American Affairs Committee. He played a leading role in the establishment of the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) in 1961, and served as its executive director.

In September 1965, he retired from his posts with the AFL-CIO and the AIFLD to undertake consulting work and to complete his memoirs, entitled PRESIDENTS AND PEONS, published the year of his death, 1967.

From the description of Romualdi, Serafino. Papers, 1936-1967, bulk 1946-1966. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541062

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creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Serafino Romualdi. Series 9. Miscellaneous correspondence, files and clippings, 1951-1968. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Serafino Romualdi series 5. manuscripts and clippings of articles by and about Romualdi, 1941-1968. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 6. Post-retirement correspondence, 1961-1967. Cornell University Library
referencedIn National Institute of Labor Education. Series 3. Inter-organizational files, 1957-1971. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 4. Documents of various international associations, 1936-1965. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Serafino Romualdi. Series 8. Presidents and peons. Typescript drafts, 1965-1967. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Serafino Romualdi. Series 7. Lectures, 1955-1967. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Romualdi, Serafino. Papers, 1936-1967, bulk 1946-1966. Cornell University Library
referencedIn National Institute of Labor Education. Series 4. President's files, 1957-1969. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 2. Correspondence in Italian, 1943-1961. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 3. General correspondence, 1943-1967. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. Series 1. Latin American correspondence, 1943-1966, bulk, 1950-1965. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith American Federation of Labor. International Labor Relations Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American Institute for Free Labor Development. corporateBody
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associatedWith Antonini, Luigi. person
associatedWith Ascoli, Max. person
associatedWith Batista y Zaldívar, Fulgencio, 1901-1973. person
associatedWith Betancourt, Rómulo, 1908-1981. person
associatedWith Borlaff, Otero. person
associatedWith Brinkerhoff, Charles. person
associatedWith Capello, Giovanni Battista. person
associatedWith Ciccotti, Sigfrido. person
associatedWith Colotuzzo, Alberto. person
associatedWith Confederación Interamericana de Trabajadores. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederación Latinoamericana de Sindicalistas Cristianos. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederation of Rerum Novarum. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederazione Italiana Sindicati Lavoratori. corporateBody
associatedWith Cuban Confederation of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Dubinsky, David, 1892-1960. person
associatedWith Figueres Ferrer, José, 1906-1990. person
associatedWith Genit, José. person
associatedWith Gentilli, Vittorio. person
associatedWith Goulart, João. person
associatedWith Green, William, 1872-1952. person
associatedWith Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895- person
associatedWith Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895-1979. person
associatedWith Horne, Hermes. person
associatedWith Ibanez, Bernardo. person
associatedWith Inter-American Association for Democracy and Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. corporateBody
associatedWith International Labour Office. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Italia Libre (Buenos Aires) corporateBody
associatedWith Italian American Labor Council of New York City. corporateBody
associatedWith Jʹauregui, Arturo. person
associatedWith Jáuregui, Arturo. person
associatedWith Levitas, Sol M. person
associatedWith Lipsett, Alexander S. person
associatedWith Lovestone, Jay. person
associatedWith Lupis, Giuseppe. person
associatedWith Malve, Augusto. person
associatedWith McLellan, A. C. person
associatedWith Meany, George, 1894- person
associatedWith Migone, Raʹul. person
associatedWith Monge, Luis. person
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associatedWith National Institute of Labor Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- person
associatedWith Núñez, Benjamin, 1912- person
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associatedWith ORIT (Organization) corporateBody
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associatedWith Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Rimini, Riccardo. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
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associatedWith Villatoro, Ruben. person
associatedWith Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956. person
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Argentina
Colombia
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Costa Rica
Mexico
Latin America
Puerto Rico
Argentina
Chile
Cuba
Costa Rica
Cuba
Peru
Italy
Latin America
Latin America
Brazil
Cuba
Brazil
Cuba
Latin America
Latin America
El Salvador
Bolivia
Jamaica
Bahamas
Uruguay
Guatemala
Latin America
Chile
Guyana
Nicaragua
Latin America
Latin America
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela
Venezuela
Bolivia
Latin America
Uruguay
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Belize
Haiti
Honduras
Uruguay
Subject
Labor unions
Peronism
Industrial relations
Working class
Communism--Italy
Communism
Italians--Political activity
Labor movement
Land reform
Government consultants
Labor unions and communism
Labor
Pan--Americanism
Labor and laboring classes
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Birth 1900

Death 1967

Spanish; Castilian,

Italian,

English

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