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Correspondence, minutes, statements, bylaws, and legal and financial records, relating to the independent labor movement in post-Soviet Russia.
Independent Russian labor union emerging in the USSR in the late 1980s among workers of the Leningrad/Saint Petersburg municipal heating and energy complex. Though the organization is officially called ProfTEK, deciphered that would read Professional'nyi soiuz [rabotnikov] Teplo-energeticheskogo kompleksa. The independent trade union movement flourished during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Rising in the same fashion as Poland's Solidarity - as a movement in opposition to official trade unions - these new independent organizations were always too split by factionalism, local interests, petty politics, and personal antagonisms to survive, the more so in a political atmosphere that, by the 2000s, was hostile to the existence and development of independent political movements.
7 manuscript boxes (2.6 Linear Feet)
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