500.C115 Paris/7–2045: Airgram

The Ambassador in Belgium ( Sawyer ) to the Secretary of State

A–239. The Labor Attaché of this Embassy has been asked by Belgian labor leaders as to the attitude of the American Federation of [Page 1536] Labor and the United States Government with respect to the admission of the Soviet Union to the International Labor Organization. In view of the importance of this question and the likelihood of its arising at the International Labor Conference scheduled for October,11 the Department may desire to indicate the information which it would like the Embassy to transmit to Belgian labor leaders who have initiated the inquiry.

  1. The 27th session of the International Labor Conference was held at Paris, October 15–November 5, 1945.