Mexico to ‘Reform’ Education, Too
Mexico is poised to pass a national “education reform” bill that will assert government control over the education system, wresting it from the hands of a corrupt teachers union leadership.
In the Heart of Europe, Undocumented Immigrants Organize
Undocumented Latino immigrants in Switzerland are battling many of the same issues that immigrants face here, and they’re organizing to demand creative solutions to common problems.
Thousands Rally in Columbus to Stop Anti-Union Bill
Thousands of workers, mostly public employee union members but also from the private sector, rallied at the Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday to stop a senate bill that would end public workers’ collective bargaining rights. Watch video here.
Ohioans Protest Governor’s Attacks on Employees, Jobs, Services
Ohio activists will protest at Republican Governor-elect John Kasich’s inauguration events this Saturday. Backers of the “Defend Ohio” campaign will march to the Statehouse in Columbus with signs and slogans in support of public employees and public services.
Mexico’s Drug War Wreaks Havoc on Workers
Mexico’s drug war—with a total of 31,000 deaths since December 2006—has wreaked havoc on workers, their communities, and their workplaces. While the victims are principally drug dealers, police, and soldiers, others include farmers, factory workers, migrant workers, teachers, doctors, and reporters.
Watch Your Wallet: Obama’s Federal Wage Freeze Will Become Model
They’re calling it Obama’s PATCO—his proposal for a two-year wage freeze for two million federal workers. Just like Reagan, the president has sent a signal to employers: it's open season on unions.
Grupo Mexico Imposes Company Union at Cananea Mine
Grupo Mexico, the largest mining company in Mexico, has imposed a company union on workers at its Cananea copper mine in Sonora in northern Mexico. This comes just days after the Mexican government used helicopters, tear gas, and thousands of police to dislodge striking members of the Mexican Miners and Metal Workers Union from the mine.
Mexican Police Attack Cananea Mine, Beating and Arresting Striking Miners
As many as 2,000 Mexican Federal Police and Sonora State Police, supported by helicopters, invaded the Cananea copper mine Sunday night around 10 p.m., firing tear gas and attacking and beating miners who were defending the mine, according to news reports.
Mexican Mine Workers Protest Brutal Beating of 20 Union Leaders and Activists
Five thousand members and supporters of the Mexican Miners and Metal Workers Union blocked a port May 24 to protest the brutal police beating of more than 20 union leaders and activists.