Mexico was the focus of the Saturday July 10 luncheon session at the LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference. The two speakers were uniquely qualified to address the growing repression of union under the government of Felipe Calderón.Mexican Unions Fight Repression with International Solidarity from Talking Union on Vimeo.
Benedicto Martinez Orozco is a Co-president of the Frente Auténtico del Trabajois Translating is Robin Alexander, International Affairs Director of the UE. (We will post Alexander’s remarks later in the week.)
The Authentic Workers’ Front or Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) is an independent federation of labor unions, worker owned cooperatives, and farmworker and community organizations. A women’s network operates within all of the FAT’s sectors and as part of the leadership.
For more on the FAT, read this from the UE.
For the latest on labor in Mexico, Talking Union recommends Dan Labotz’s Mexican Labor News & Analysis