The sixth session of the Harry Bridges School of Labor was on The AFL-CIO Role in the Chilean Coup of 1973. The role the CIA played in the September 1973 military coup that installed a fascist dictatorship in Chile is well documented. Not as well known is the prominent role played by the AFL-CIO, through the CIA funded American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD), now part of the AFL-CIO’s so-called “Solidarity Center”. We went through an overview of AIFLD, plus look into the role they played in the leadup and during the coup.