Labor League for Human Rights

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The Labor League for Human Rights was created in 1938 to support the rescue of refugees from Nazi persecution. AFL President William Green agreed to act as honorary chair, with George Meany serving as an Honorary Secretary.[1] Another AFL figure, Matthew Woll, was appointed to head the organisation.[2]


  1. Daniel J. Tichenor, Dividing lines: the politics of immigration control in America, Princeton University Press, 2002, p.163.
  2. Godson, Roy(1975) 'The AFL foreign policy making process from the end of World War II to the merger', Labor History, 16: 3, 325 — 337.