WAC-MAAN representatives have recently conducted high level meetings with trade unions in the U.S. and Holland. WAC-MAAN, a relatively new trade union, makes continuous efforts to broaden its international ties and to learn from the experience of the global workers’ movement. The visits were a part of this effort. In September, a WAC-MAAN delegation met with the leadership of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union (UE) in its central office in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. The UE, an independent union with left-wing views was represented by union president John Hovis, Treasurer Bruce Klipple, Director of international affairs Robin Alexander, Steve Tormey, secretary responsible for General Electric workers and also Bob Kingsley, Joseph Cohen and Salia Warren.