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In Memoriam: Hank Frundt
USLEAP mourns the passing of long-time board member and Central American labor scholar Henry J. (Hank) Frundt who died on September 16, 2010 after a courageous struggle against cancer.
He authored several books on worker rights in Latin America, including Refreshing Pauses: Coca-Cola and Human Rights in Guatemala, documenting one of the first international labor solidarity campaigns with workers in Latin America, and, most recently, Fair Bananas: Farmers, Workers and Consumers Strive to Change an Industry (2009), which he completed while undergoing treatment.
Hank joined the board in the organization’s very early years shortly after it was founded in 1987 when it was known as the US/Guatemala Labor Education Project, providing wisdom, knowledge, leadership, and much support for over 20 years. He participated in delegations to Guatemala, attended meetings with government and company officials, and researched and wrote on key issues. He also served as the USLEAP Secretary-Treasurer for many years. He will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held in mid-October. For information on the service, contact Stephen Coats at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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