FAT Hosts Forum on Historic Mexican Labor Law Reform

Photo: UE General President Peter Knowlton (far right) and retired UE International Affairs Director Robin Alexander (fourth from right) with members of the FAT’s Metlife union BY ROBIN ALEXANDER Mexico City— On July 5 and 6 the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT), an independent, democratic Mexican union and one of UE’s closest international allies, hosted […]

UE Local President Joins International Conference Against Destruction of Public Services

In May, UE Local 150 President Bryce Carter traveled to Japan to participate in an international conference addressing the privatization of public work. Carter was hosted by Jichiroren, the Japanese public sector workers’ union affiliated with UE ally Zenroren. The conference, entitled “International Symposium on Public-Sector Workers’ Struggles against the Destruction of Public Services under […]

UE, CSN, FAT Reaffirm Solidarity in Montreal

In June, UE General President Peter Knowlton traveled to Quebec to speak to the 37th convention of the Conseil Central du Montréal Métropolitain–CSN. The central council represents unions affiliated to the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) in greater Montreal, representing more than 95,000 members in about 400 local unions. Also addressing the CSN convention was […]

UE members picketing Republic Windows and Doors with signs reading "You got bailed out, we got sold out"

Unions Can Take on International Fights — and Win

Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world, writes Michael Galant in Foreign Policy in Focus. After nine days of picketing in below freezing temperatures, striking workers in Erie, Pennsylvania returned to work recently under a 90-day agreement. […]