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Mexican Unions Speak to Their Cautious Hopes under AMLO

By Kari Thompson, UE Director of International Strategies At a mid-December meeting of unions from around North America held in Los Angeles, representatives of independent Mexican unions shared their expectations for working people under the government of the newly elected Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador (known as AMLO). This public event drew many Mexican-American […]

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New “US-Mexico-Canada Agreement” Underscores Necessity of International Solidarity

Statement of the UE Officers on the “US-Mexico-Canada Agreement” The text of the proposed new “US-Mexico-Canada Agreement” released late on Sunday night reveals the stranglehold that corporate interests have upon our government, and underscores the absolute necessity of international solidarity among working people from all three countries in order to move forward. In contrast to […]

UE International Director Joins 5000 at International Peace Meeting

UE’s Director of International Strategies Kari Thompson traveled to Hiroshima, Japan in early August to bring UE’s commitment to peace, denuclearization, and a reduction in military spending to the 2018 World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. Longtime UE ally Zenroren, a Japanese trade union confederation representing over 1.2 million workers, hosted Thompson. “It was […]

UE’s Eastern Region VP Joins Labor Against War Delegation to Korea

“South Koreans don’t want [U.S.] missiles there, they don’t want any of that. They want unification,” reports Eastern Region Vice President Darrion Smith, who represented UE on a US Labor Against the War (USLAW) delegation to Korea at the beginning of May. Smith and the USLAW delegation arrived in Korea on the heels of the “Panmunjom Declaration” […]