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Many thanks to David Bacon

Mexican Labor News
& Analysis

Current Issues

Contents for January 14, 2015

Vol. 20 No. 1
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Contents for December, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 12
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Dear Union Sisters and Brothers, Activists and Friends,

Change is very much in the air here at UE as the year draws to a close. For those of you who may not know this already, I will be retiring at the end of the year after 27 years with the union, first as an attorney and General Counsel, and then as International Affairs Director.

However, the UE leadership remains enthusiastic about moving forward with our Alliance with the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) and continuing to build our international work and has chosen Leah Fried as our next Director of International Affairs... Read more

Contents for October, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 10
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Contents for September, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 9
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Contents for August, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 8
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Contents for July, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 7
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Contents for June, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 6
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In the recent issue of Maquila Solidarity Update they wrote: "After 20 years, MSN is phasing out much of our public program at the end of 2014. In November, We’ll be publishing a special MSN 20th Anniversary publication, reviewing highlights of work that MSN has been involved in over two decades defending the rights of workers in global supply chains. Later this year, We’ll update network supporters and partners on how some of the critically important work MSN has been doing will move forward after 2014." We want to take the opportunity to thank MSN and its staff for the invaluable work you have done over many years. You will be missed!

Contents for May, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 5
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Contents for April, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 4
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Contents for March, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 3
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Contents for February, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 2
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Contents for January, 2014

Vol. 19 No. 1
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Contents for December, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 12
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Dear Union Sisters and Brothers, Activists and Friends:

Every month the United Electrical Workers (UE) brings you Mexican Labor News and Analysis. With the invaluable assistance of editor Dan LaBotz, MLNA is still going strong at 17 years!

This year, Professor Ness has decided to support the cross-border work of UE and FAT by donating multiple copies of his book Ours to Master and to Own, Workers Control from the Commune to the Present.

Here is why: “I have come to the conclusion that the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) represents the wave of the future in Mexico... Read more

Contents for December, 2011

Vol. 16 No. 12
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About Mexican Labor News & Analysis

Staff: Editor, Dan La Botz. Editor, Dan La Botz. Managing editor, Robin Alexander.

Mexican Labor News and Analysis (MLNA) is produced in collaboration with the Authentic Labor Front, Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) of Mexico and the United Electrical Workers (UE) of the United States. For many of our stories, we rely on La Jornada's excellent labor and social movement coverage. We also, of course, look at other Mexican and U.S. media, but most important is the coverage of La Jornada to which we constantly refer and which we frequently summarize in our articles.

In recognizing our sources, articles by David Bacon and John Ross periodically enliven our pages and less frequently, though no less appreciated, are pieces by Fred Rosen. We also appreciate IRC's willingness to allow us to include articles by Laura Carlsen, director of the IRC Americas Program in Mexico City and occasionally by other IRC contributors. Most important, our collaborators in the Authentic Labor Front (FAT) keep us updated about the FAT's organizing campaigns and other activities. The Solidarity Center in Mexico kindly sends us regular mailings dealing with labor unions and other issues. We also receive mailings on important issues from CITTAC in Tijuana, from Enlace, and others. Occasionally some of our readers travel to Mexico and send us reports regarding other developments.

This web site includes Archives of Mexican Labor News and Analysis issues that date from 1996 to the present.

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Arturo Silva Doray


"The relationship that we've had with international organizations
-- thanks to ties with UE   --  is hugely important.

"After each international meeting, we feel more and more encouraged by the knowledge that we're backed by outside organizations as strong as the UE."

-- Arturo Silva Doray
General secretary of municipal workers union in Juarez, Mexico
& of Federation of Municipal Workers for Chihuahua, Mexico


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For information about submission of articles and all queries contact editor Dan La Botz at the following e-mail address: or call (513) 861-8722. The mailing address is: Dan La Botz, Mexican Labor News and Analysis, 3503 Middleton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

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"This article was published by Mexican Labor News and Analysis, a monthly collaboration of the Mexico City-based Authentic Labor Front (FAT) and the Pittsburgh-based United Electrical Workers (UE)."


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