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Contents for January, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 1
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Dear Readers,

As always, the bulk of our January issue is devoted to a review of the past year. However, we also want to alert you to two items. First, Ten members of Los Mineros who were fired by Finnish-based PKC before Christmas started a hunger strike on 8 January to protest the union-busting. Second, the Tri-National Solidarity Alliance will be coordinating Days of Action again this year from February 18 – 24 in solidarity with the independent unions in Mexico. For more information, click
here... Read more

Contents for February, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 2
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Contents for March, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 3
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Dear Readers,

Because this is a lengthy issue we have divided it into three parts. The first section contains information related to the Days of Action in solidarity with the independent trade unions and includes both the Declaration of the Tri-National Solidarity Alliance (TNSA) and a report on actions around the world. We also encourage you to take action in support of the workers at PKC if you haven't already done so.

The second section contains an overview of the impact of NAFTA and labor news from the past month, the most notable being the arrest of Elba Esther Gordillo... Read more

Contents for April, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 4
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Earlier this month we received the devastating news that our long-time friend Stephen Coats had died in his sleep. For more than 25 years, Stephen worked tirelessly to defend the rights of Latin American workers as the director of the Chicago-based US Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP), formerly the US/Guatemala Labor Education Project (US/GLEP).

We include tributes from ILRF and MSN

Steve's family advised that contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to USLEAP -www.usleap... Read more

Contents for July, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 5
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Dear Readers,

We want to make you aware of a terrific new resource that has been created as the result of on-going requests from the unions in the Mexican section of the Tri-National Solidarity Alliance for information about the labor movement in the United States. Short articles are now available in English and Spanish on a weekly basis. This excellent collaboration includes preparation of the articles by Labor Notes and translation by the Mexico City office of the Solidarity Center. This project was initiated by UE and the Labor News Roundup now appears on the Labor Notes, UE and Tri-National Solidarity Alliance sites... Read more

Contents for August, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 6
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Contents for September, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 7
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As we go to press, the Oaxaca teachers led by the National Coordinating Committee (la CNTE), an opposition caucus in the union, have been on strike and protesting in Mexico City for 40 days demanding that the Mexican Congress overturn the education reform law. La CNTE is demanding that the Mexican government hold talks with the dissident caucus, but the Secretary of Public Education has said that he will negotiate only with the union itself.

Juan Díaz de la Torre, president of the Mexican Teachers Union (el SNTE), has called upon the Mexican Secretary of Education and the state authorities to fire those teachers who have been absent from the classroom for more than three days... Read more

Contents for October, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 8
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Contents for November, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 9
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Contents for December, 2013

Vol. 18 No. 10
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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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