Tag: Labor Rights

Remembering the Tragedy at Pasta de Conchos

Today, February 19th of 2016, marks a decade since the tragic loss of 65 miners in a devastating, but preventable, explosion at the Pasta de Conchos mines, in San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila. Though the national miner’s union filed multiple complaints, and protested the hazardous work conditions, Grupo México refused to comply and provide a safe work environment. The neglect on Grupo… Read more →

Everyday Justice

Everyday Justice by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia Published Thursday, 14th January 2016 In the context of the negotiations over the Transpacific Trade Partnership (TTP), the new free trade agreement with the European Union, the pressures from the United States and the demands on global unions and Mexican democratic unions, the government has taken a series of actions to clean up Mexico’s… Read more →

The Culture of Impunity

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on April 16th, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.       Historically, but in particular during the last thirty years, the decomposition of politics and business in Mexico has not… Read more →

Time For New Politics

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on March 19th, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor), which represents 13.5 million worker members from leading trade unions, led… Read more →

Who Defends Mexico?

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday April 2nd, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   There are two key factors affecting the future of national industry and economic activity. The irresponsible provocation of disputes… Read more →

Confronting the Crisis with the Unification of the Labour Movement

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on January 22nd, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas. It’s time for a radical change in our way of thinking. Profound changes in the political, economic and social strategies of… Read more →

2014, Chronicle of Truth

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on December 11th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     2014 has been one of the most prolific years in terms of advances and achievements made by the National… Read more →

Political Will in the Face of Insecurity

   The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday October 16th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The current social and political landscape in Mexico is extremely concerning and should lead to serious reflection and immediate action… Read more →

The Triumph of Reason and Justice

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on September 4th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The 29th of August is and will remain a historic date for democracy and the freedom of association, as well… Read more →

The Cowards Are Scared

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on May 30th, 2013 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     On Thursday 2 May I wrote, in a public declaration: When it comes to justice, Mexico is a… Read more →