Walmart has a new siting strategy, and communities are learning how to fight back in new ways. Bob Marshall of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and Tom Civiletti of No Oak Grove Walmart spell it out for us.
The occupationally disabled Colombian autoworkers of ASOTRECOL signed a mediation agreement with General Motors and suspended their three week old hunger strike, while continuing their more than year long occupation of the curb across the street from the US embassy in Bogotá. Labor Radio spoke live by telephone with Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, about the recent positive steps and about the struggle that lies ahead.
A GROUP OF US SENATORS HAVE WRITTEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LETTER CHALLENGING POLICIES ABETTING VIOLENCE AND IMPUNITY IN HONDURAS. JESUIT PRIEST PADRE MELO OF RADIO PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITED PORTLAND IN APRIL AND SPOKE ABOUT THAT VERY SUBJECT. HIS REMARKS WERE TRANSLATED BY LUCY EDWARDS OF THE HONDURAS ACCOMPANIMENT PROJECT.
UN GRUPO DE SENADORES ESTADOUNIDENSES HAN ESCRITO UNA CARTA AL DEPARTAMENTO DE ESTADO DENUNCIANDO POLÍTICAS APOYANDO VIOLENCIA E IMPUNIDAD EN HONDURAS. EL JESUITA PADRE MELO DE LA RADIO PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITÓ A PORTLAND EN ABRIL Y HABLÓ SOBRE PRECISAMENTE ESO. TRADUCCIÓN POR LUCY EDWARDS DE PROAH.
At the beginning of August the Colombian autoworkers organized as ASOTRECOL, hurt on the job and then illegally kicked to the curb by General Motors, passed the two year mark in their continuous tent occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá. We called UAW retiree Frank Hammer, with them now, for a live update on what’s happening with the struggle in Colombia and solidarity in North America.
A MAQUILA WORKER IN NICARAGUA DESCRIBES THE FIGHT TO FORM A UNION. AS FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS HAVE PROLIFERATED, MAQUILAS - PLANTS USED BY TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS IN ORDER TO PAY LESS IN WAGES TO WORKERS AND TAXES TO GOVERNMENTS - HAVE SPREAD ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, BRINGING AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LARGELY FEMALE WORKFORCE THAT COMES WITH PERSONAL AND SOCIAL COSTS.
JUAN PABLO OCHOA Y ALBERTO BEJARANO DE LA CORPORACIÓN HUMANIDAD MAESTRA VIDA PARTICIPARON IN LA CONFERENCIA DE LABOR NOTES EN CHICAGO, ABRIL 4-6, 2014. ESCUCHA SUS COMENTARIOS EN UN TALLER REFERENTE A LUCHAS LABORALES LATINOAMERICANAS. 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)