Workers' Force

Local nameForce Ouvrière
LocationAngers, France

The General Confederation of Labor - Workers' Force, is one of the five major union confederations in France. In terms of following, it is the third behind the CGT and the CFDT.

Force Ouvrière was founded in 1948 by former members of the General Confederation of Labor who denounced the dominance of the French Communist Party over that federation. Various sources, including former CIA officials, have suggested that this split was instigated by the Central Intelligence Agency and that FO had received funds from the CIA through the American Federation of Labor's Irving Brown.

FO is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation. Its leader is Pascal Pavageau since April 2018.

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Coordinates 47°28'26.192" N -0°32'58.248" E

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