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Contents for January, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 1
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Dear Readers,

We are hitting the ground running with an alert in support of the Mexican Electrical Workers (SME). They are starting negotiations again with the Mexican government and have asked for our support in sending a clear message to the Mexican government that a rapid and just resolution is needed – now!

In this issue, as always, we feature the Year in Review by Editor Dan LaBotz. However, since 2011 has been such a year of upheaval we are also including two additional documents that take inspiration from movements in Mexico for two different paths for change in the future... Read more

Contents for February, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 2
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Contents for March, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 3
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Contents for April, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 5
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Contents for May, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 5
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May was a month of marches in Mexico City and in other cities throughout the country. Students marched against Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Mothers marched on Mothers’ Day to protest the disappearance of thousands of Mexicans, many presume to be victims of the on-going war between the government and the drug cartels.

Workers marched on May Day to protest economic policies of the government and violations of workers rights.

Much of the country’s attention, however, is focused on the election where the PRI’s Peña Nieto leads in the polls by almost 20 percentage points, but his opponents question the accuracy of the polls... Read more

Contents for June, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 6
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Contents for July, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 7
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We are at an historic moment in Mexico, both because of the campaign being waged by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to overturn the elections, but even more because of the rise of the #I Am 132 student movement that has inspired a mass movement to resist what it sees as the “imposition” of Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) by the election authorities. While Mexican Labor News and Analysis, has for seventeen years focused primarily on workers, labor unions and labor politics, when development such as this occur, we must cover them because they have a profound impact on the national political scene and therefore on workers and the labor unions... Read more

Contents for August, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 8
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Contents for September, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 9
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Contents for October, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 10
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Contents for November, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 11
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Contents for December, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 12
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Dear Union Sisters and Brothers, Activists and Friends:

Every month the United Electrical Workers (UE) brings you Mexican Labor News and Analysis. With the invaluable assistance of editor Dan LaBotz, MLNA is still going strong at 17 years!

This year, Professor Ness has decided to support the cross-border work of UE and FAT by donating multiple copies of his book Ours to Master and to Own, Workers Control from the Commune to the Present.

Here is why: “I have come to the conclusion that the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) represents the wave of the future in Mexico... Read more


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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



For more Information

For information about submission of articles and all queries contact editor Dan La Botz at the following e-mail address: or call (513) 861-8722. The mailing address is: Dan La Botz, Mexican Labor News and Analysis, 3503 Middleton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

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"This article was published by Mexican Labor News and Analysis, a monthly collaboration of the Mexico City-based Authentic Labor Front (FAT) and the Pittsburgh-based United Electrical Workers (UE)."


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