Workers at Río Bravo Duro Plant Vote Against Independent Union March 4, 2001 The McAllen, Texas newspaper, The Monitor, reports that workers at the Duro Bag
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, Mar 5, 2001
Workers at Río Bravo Duro Plant Vote Against Independent Union
March 4, 2001
The McAllen, Texas newspaper, The Monitor, reports that workers at the Duro
Bag maquiladora in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas have chosen to stay with their
current union, the CROC (Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y
Campesinos, Revolutionary Confederation of Laborers and Farmworkers), by a
vote of 497 to 4. The losing party in the election was a new, independent
union that appeared to have had wide support in the weeks before the
Articles in The Monitor report that workers were intimidated by as many as 50
men prior to the election. When reporters from The Monitor tried to interview
some of these men they were met with threats. US human rights and labor
observers that gathered outside the Duro plant during the election told the
newspaper that they were harassed by Mexican immigration officials.
Both workers and company management told The Monitor that voting took place
in front of company officials. As FNS reported earlier in the week, labor
supporters have said that this is a violation of the NAFTA Labor Side
Source: The Monitor (McAllen, Texas), March 3, 2001. Articles by Sean
Marciniak, Leonardo Andrade and Melissa Sattley.
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