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He issued a pastoral letter entitled “Fair Wages for Workers,” which was widely denounced by the better-off classes and the government of the day. The minister of cults, Manuel Jiménez, sent Thiel a letter denouncing him for giving publicity “without permission of the Executive Power” to his pastoral letter. ” Meanwhile, the country had experienced its first strikes. According to Edwin Chacón León, one of the earliest occurred in 1884 among the Chinese workers who had been brought in to work on construction of the railroad from Limón to San José.
There were separate facilities of all kinds for the Zonians and the other workers in the zone—drinking fountains, doors, toilet facilities, and housing developments. Segregation was also evident in the payments to different workers in the zone. S. S. citizens, and the silver (later, local rate) one for other workers. -rated workers had a minimum of $2 per hour. Romualdi recounted the difficulties encountered in trying to change this situation. The AFL leadership—particularly then AFL secretarytreasurer George Meany—quickly became aware of the fact that the labor situation in the Canal Zone was a significant impediment to the AFL’s developing close relations with non-Communist and non-Peronista labor movement in Latin America in the immediate post–World War II period.
Aside from engendering opposition on the grounds of his advanced social policies, Calderón also aroused opposition as a result of widespread corruption. His opponents accused him of rigging the election of his successor, Teodoro Picado, in 1944. In the meantime, a new opposition had appeared. Whereas many of the young intellectuals who had come to maturity in the late 1930s and the 1940s tended to be attracted to the Communist Party, a considerable number of university graduates of the subsequent decade, although believing in broad social and economic change, were alienated by the outside control over the Communists and were anxious to find a Costa Rican answer to the country’s problems.