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Contents for January, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 1
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Each January we look back at the past year, and so in this issue we look at the year 2003. However, 1994 is also the tenth year of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and of the Chiapas Rebellion led by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). So this issue of the Year in Review also becomes something of a decade in review. We hope that it will be useful to you. – Dan La Botz.]

Contents for February, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 2
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Dear Reader,
With this issue we are proud to welcome Fred Rosen as a regular contributor to Mexican Labor News and Analysis. Fred, formerly the editor and publisher of NACLA: Report on the Americas, is now a freelance writer for La Jornada and the Mexico edition of the Miami Herald.
Dan La Botz

Contents for March, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 3
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Dear Readers,

The Authentic Labor Front (FAT), has a very attractive and informative new website in Spanish at We think the FAT represents one of the most important forces for an independent and democratic workers’ movement in Mexico, and we are delighted to see this new way for the FAT to communicate its vision with the world.

The website has sections on FAT’s history, its basic documents, its analysis of important current questions, and information on recent developments and it local branches throughout Mexico. In addition, there are photo galleries and links to many other important labor organizations and publications... Read more

Contents for April, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 4
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Contents for May, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 5
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Dear Readers, We want to take this opportunity to thank Larry Weiss, formerly of the Resource Center of the Americas, for his work over many years with that organization and for his help in providing technical assistance to distribute Mexican Labor News and Analysis to our subscribers. We wish him well in his new work on international trade issues at the Citizens Trade Campaign. We also want to thank Mary Turck, our new managing editor at the Resource Center of the Americas. You can also check out their extremely useful web site at: Last, but certainly not least, we thank Nancy Brigham for her terrific work on the UE web site. She has created a beautiful and useful home for MLNA at: http://www... Read more

Contents for June, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 6
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Contents for July, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 7
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Contents for August, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 8
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Contents for September, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 9
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Contents for October, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 10
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Contents for November, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 11
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This week has seen a major flurry of activity and press coverage around the question of Labor Law Reform, as it appeared that the PAN and PRI had joined together and were poised to push the employer version of labor law reform known as the Abascal Plan through the House of Deputies. Faced with threats of major mobilizations, they blinked, with some leaders of the PRI announcing that introduction would be delayed until next year. However, others are determined to push the bill though, and as this is being written, the latest information we have is that introduction is likely to occur towards the end of next week, most likely on December 9th or 10th... Read more

Contents for December, 2004

Vol. 9 No. 12
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Arturo Silva Doray


"The relationship that we've had with international organizations
-- thanks to ties with UE   --  is hugely important.

"After each international meeting, we feel more and more encouraged by the knowledge that we're backed by outside organizations as strong as the UE."

-- Arturo Silva Doray
General secretary of municipal workers union in Juarez, Mexico
& of Federation of Municipal Workers for Chihuahua, Mexico



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