A win for Honduran banana workers!

Dec 19, 2013 -- In response to pressure from ILRF, USLEAP and allies, Rainforest Alliance announced earlier this week that it will decertify the Tres Hermanas plantations due to management’s ongoing campaign of discrimination and harassment against members of the SITRAINBA union. This victory would not have been possible without thousands of actions from people dedicated to promoting labor rights in Latin America.  ...
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Colombian Trade Unionist Assassinated, Others Face Immediate Risk

Nov 16, 2013 -- Oscar López Triviño was murdered on Nov. 9 in the Colombian city of Bugalagrande a day after he and other members of his union, SINALTRAINAL, received death threats from paramilitaries. The union had been on hunger strike at Nestlé beginning Nov. 5. ...
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Memorial in DC for Stephen Coats

Nov 1, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of USLEAP invites you join us on Nov. 26th to honor Stephen Coats. To our great shock and sadness Steve passed away suddenly last April. He was the Executive Director of the U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project since 1990. ...
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USLEAP Has a New Home!

Sep 26, 2013 -- It has now been nearly six months since the loss of our beloved friend and colleague, Stephen Coats, the executive director of USLEAP.  Since his passing many of you have come forward with the most beautiful and inspired letters on how Stephen’s wholehearted commitment to the daily work of fig ...
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Honduran Union Leader Faces Death Threats

Jul 25, 2013 -- Long-time Honduran union leader José María Martínez of FESTAGRO is facing serious and repeated death threats for speaking out for banana workers' rights. ...
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Remembering Executive Director Stephen Coats, 1952-2013

Apr 3, 2013 -- It is with great sadness that we write that our beloved Executive Director of US LEAP, Stephen Coats, passed away the night of April 1 at the age of 61.  The cause was a heart attack resulting from a blocked artery.  ...
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Honduras CAFTA Labor Complaint Now a Year Old

Mar 27, 2013 -- This week marks the first anniversary of the filing of a CAFTA labor complaint on Honduras on March 26, 2012.  The complaint, submitted by two dozen Honduran unions and NGOs along with the AFL-CIO, documents the failure of the Honduran government to enforce its own labor laws, provid ...
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Colombian Sugar Cane Workers Strike; Threat of Violence Real

Mar 12, 2013 -- March 22 Update.   Take Action Now.  Workers reported this week that plain clothes security guards, employed by the company, have boarded buses that carry workers to the plantation, and with guns in ...
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On International Women's Day, Support Banana Workers in Honduras

Mar 8, 2013 -- Banana unions in Latin America have asked for support on International Women’s Day 2013 (March 8) for union workers at the Three Sisters (Tres Hermanas) plantations in Honduras. ...
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Apparel Brands Urge Labor Reform in Peru

Mar 7, 2013 -- Six global apparel brands took the unusual and welcome step this week of publicly calling on a government to improve its labor laws.   ...
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Violence Against Trade Unionists Continues in Colombia

Mar 1, 2013 -- Recent attacks on a top union leader in Colombia as well as Afro-Colombians and other human rights defenders prompted the U.S. embassy in Bogota to issue a press statement today condemning the violence.   ...
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