Brazilian Workers Confederation

The Brazilian Workers Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Operária Brasileira; abbreviated COB) is the first trade union of workers from Brazil. Founded in 1906, after intense union activity, its membership declined dramatically in the 1930s due to a split brought on by internal conflict and government repression, until it was revived in 1986.

Inspired by the French CGT, the COB was created from revolutionary unionist perspective. The COB is associated with the International Workers Association (Spanish: Asociación Internacional de los Trabajadores, AIT).

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