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Glavkomtrud (Main Labor Committee) Agitation and Publication

Glavkomtrud (Main Committee for Labor) was established in 1920 during the Russian Civil War to mobilize labor troops to help win the war and rebuild infrastructure. It was divided into provincial branches called Đšomtruds (Labor Committees) to carryout the plan. Glavkomtrud and the Komtruds were interdepartmental organizations devised for coordinating mandatory labor conscription. Additionally, Glavkomtrud reigned-in labor desertion at factories and trade unions.

Sources & Citations

Bunyan, J. (1987). The origin of forced labor in the Soviet State 1917-1921: Documents and materials. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press.
Heldman, D. C. (1977). Trade unions and labor relations in the USSR. Washington D.C: Council on American Affairs.