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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"USW Announces Observers for Strike at Mexican [ASARCO's old owner Grupo Mexico] Copper Mine"

"PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today announced a cross-border effort is being undertaken to place a rotating team of international observers in northern Mexico's city of Cananea to monitor the presence of 3,000 illegal federal police who are intimidating striking copper miners of the Los Mineros independent union....USW National Director for Canada Ken Neumann in Toronto – has also called on Mexican President Felipe Calderon to assist a peaceful resolution of the strike, which is mainly over issues of health and safety....According to Los Mineros strike leaders, the Mexican government is behind recent actions that have begun terminating electric power at some of the strikers' homes as another example of attempts to intimidate and frustrate their standing up for their rights under Mexican labor laws...."


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