Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: John N. Gentry

The International Labor Organization, or ILO, established in 1919, is an international body composed of the representatives of government, employers, and workers of more than 140 nations. The primary mission of the ILO is the establishment of a body of labor standards to be observed by nations throughout the world. The author reviews the recent history of the Organization, and the challenges in the near future, facing it and the United States: globalization, international trade, the development of Eastern Bloc countries, and multinational corporations.