Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sanctuary For Union Leader, Help For Striking Miners, Plus Some Headway In China

The United Steelworkers in the U.S. and Canada are "adopting" the families of strikers at Mexico's Cananea copper mine, where 3,000 workers have been on strike for more than a year, and the union's Canadian section is providing sanctuary to the copper miners' persecuted union leader, Napoleon Gomez.

More good news: It what may be a crucial turning point in the history of China’s trade union movement, for the first time since 1949 trade union officials are openly stating that the union should represent the workers and no one else.


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