Elizabeth Boomer of the AFL-CIO International Affairs Department sends us this.
February 19-25 are global days of action for trade union rights in Mexico. In Washington, D.C., the AFL-CIO will hold an event today, Feb. 23, in front of the Mexican Embassy at noon. The Embassy is at 1911 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W..
Join us to take action!
Across the country, efforts are being made by the AFL-CIO, USW, UAW and allies throughout the week in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Raleigh NC, San Francisco, Tucson, and New Orleans. For more information about actions in those cities, contact Scott Reynolds at .
Building on our 2011 actions, independent unions in Mexico, together with global union partners, have come together as a powerful movement to challenge regressive labor legislation, Mexico’s scandalous Protection Contract system, and to expose corporate and political corruption.
Despite an escalation in action and outcry from unions in Mexico and at the international level, workers continue to be denied fundamental rights, independent unions face violent and political attack, and corporate impunity is at an all-time high.
During the week of February 19-25, in memory of the Pasta de Conchos miners who died in a mine blast on February 19, 2006, members of the international labor movement are again asked to take action.
Print-ready posters and model letters can be downloaded from the IMF website at:
You can read President Trumka’s letter to Mexican President Felipe Calderón here.