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Mexico, miners, Solidarity Center, Los Mineros

Breaking Ground: Mexico’s Miners Push for Worker Rights

Mine workers in Mexico labor in difficult and sometimes deadly working conditions. But through their union, the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Similar Workers of the Mexican Republic (SNTMMSSRM, known as “Los Mineros”), they are winning collective bargaining pacts that include significant economic benefits, essential safety and health protections and other fundamental rights… [READ MORE]

Cambodia, minimum wage, Decent Work Day, Solidarity Center

Cambodian Garment Workers Rally for Minimum Wage Raise

Some 21,000 garment workers from six unions at more than 60 factories across Cambodia dedicated their 30-minute lunch breaks to rallies calling for a higher minimum wage. The monthly minimum wage for garment and footwear workers is $128. Last year, Cambodia’s garment exports totaled $5.7 billion. A recent study of garment workers and their expenditures,… [READ MORE]

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“Citizens deserve the dignity that comes when one’s rights are respected … It is vital that the United States and all nations recognize that the path to human dignity is built on democracy and justice,” writes Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau, together with Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon, on United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16.−… [READ MORE]

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