U.S. Congress Urges Calderón to Meet
Trade union and parliamentary leaders from 13 countries are visiting Mexico this week to support the National Union of Mine and Metal Workers, which has been under attack by the Mexican government and the Grupo Mexico mining company.
Yesterday, 27 members of the U.S. Congress wrote to Calderón asking him to meet with the delegation. “Continued efforts by the Mexican government and Grupo Mexico to repress this democratic union in Mexico have raised serious questions about labor practices in your country,” the letter stated.
The delegation, organized by the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF), www.imfmetal.org, the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM), www.icem.org, and the United Steelworkers (USW), www.usw.org, is seeking a meeting with President Felipe Calderón to discuss his government’s handling of the Mineworkers conflict, which has been criticized by the international trade union movement ... more