Labor

Entrevista: A Pesar de la Escalada de Asesinatos en Colombia, Este Sindicato de Trabajadores Agrícolas Lucha por el Derecho a la Tierra

por Maya Hernández To read in English FENSUAGRO o la Federación Nacional Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria, es una federación de sindicatos de trabajadores agrícolas con sede en Colombia que aboga por los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas, jornaleros, indígenas rurales y afrocolombianos. Luchan por una reforma agraria integral y por su derecho a vivir y trabajar…

Interview: Despite Escalating Assassinations, Colombian Farmworker Union Fights for the Right to the Land

Nury Martinez (holding flag in red scarf) with members of Fensuagro, US Labor Against the War, and AFGJ

by Maya Hernández (Published in Labor Notes) en español The situation has recently gotten even worse in Colombia—already the world’s most dangerous place to be a union member. Right now social movement leaders, union members, and participants in the peace process are being killed at a rate of more than one victim per day. With…

Fred Hirsch–A Working Class Hero Remembered

We received news last week of the death of Fred Hirsch ((Nov. 11, 1933 – Dec.15, 2020), a true working class hero. Fred was a giant in the struggle for all human rights, especially labor rights, and a true internationalist. He was Vice President of the Plumber & Pipefitters Local 393 of Santa Clara and…

Support Colombia’s National Strike – NO REPRESSION!

We who are involved in U.S. popular movements must recognize the links we have with Colombian protesters. Our own taxes support repression in Colombia. More importantly, our struggles for labor rights and peace, and against violent police repression, are intimately and intricately linked. SEND AN EMAIL TO COLOMBIAN AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL STRIKE…

¿Qué está haciendo el Centro de Solidaridad de la AFL-CIO en Venezuela?: ¡Tenemos el derecho a saber!

por James Patrick Jordan traducido por Adrián Boutureira para leer en inglés… El Centro de Solidaridad (Solidarity Center) – la organización del sindicato AFL-CIO para actividades globales –  ha estado activo durante mucho tiempo en Venezuela, y no siempre con  impacto positivo. Exigimos que el Centro de Solidaridad abra sus cuentas y que nos informe…

What is the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center Doing in Venezuela: We Have a Right to Know!

by James Patrick Jordan en español… The Solidarity Center–the AFL-CIO’s organization for acting around the world–has long been active in Venezuela, and not usually for good effect.  We demand that the Solidarity Center open their books, and honestly report about their current operations in that country. We hope they are not supporting the current coup…

Friends of the ATC Delegation announcement

The Alliance for Global Justice announces the: Food Sovereignty & Agroecology in Nicaragua Delegation Which we are co-sponsoring with Friends of the ATC January 3rd-13th, 2019 Since its founding in 1978, the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) has trained, organized, and fought for the rights of Nicaraguan farmworkers and small-scale producers. Today the ATC,…

Solidarity with the Striking Prisoners of Colombia and North America – No More Prison Imperialism!

Read the original Spanish Click HERE to add your name to this declaration! We, the People’s Human Rights Observatory (Observatorio de los Derechos Humanos), declare our solidarity with the worldwide resistance to prison imperialism and reject the expansion of the United States model of mass incarceration. Likewise, we express our support for the demands of…