Announcing ATCF’s October 8-10 Delegation to Piedras Negras, Mexico and Beyond
Meet maquiladora workers in their homes and communities, find out about current conditions of life and work and learn what strategies they are using to advocate for themselves. Discover the power and dynamic of collective action. Our Mexican partners, the Comité Fronterizo de Oberas/os (the CFO), continue to find innovative, often bold ways of organizing despite the financial crisis and the intense anti-labor climate of Mexico—and the world—that they and we are facing.
Tentatively this delegation will pursue a fair trade theme. Piedras Negras is not only the home city of CFO, but also the site of the Dignity and Justice Maquiladora, a unique business model at the border – a worker-owned sewing collective, technically structured as a maquiladora in order to be able to export and sell in the US.
As we head south through Texas, the delegation will visit another worker-owned, woman-led sewing collective: Ilo de Justícia (Thread of Justice) a project of Fuerza Unida in San Antonio. Fuerza was formed in 1990 in protest, when Levi Strauss closed their San Antonio plant without notice or severance pay.
For more info or to request a registration form, write to: Judith Rosenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512. 494.8377.
CFO organizer\’s website