Complaint Filed Against Honduras for Violating CAFTA

WASHINGTON – The AFL-CIO and two leading Honduran union federations formally complained to the U.S. Labor Department that Honduras is violating the Central American Free Trade Agreement by not enforcing its own labor laws. The groups asked the DOL to investigate, negotiate changes, and punish Honduras if necessary. In the case, filed Mar. 29, the […]

Government Begins Talks with Teachers

President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, and the Minister of the Presidency and Presidential Designee, María Antonieta Guillén, announced that a dialogue with the teachers’ leadership officially resumed on Wednesday at the Presidential Palace. The talks will be held today in four round-table discussions that both sides agreed to establish in order to find a solution to […]

Unions Planning Work Stoppage

Honduran unions have planned a series of actions over the next two weeks to protest four issues: the national minimum wage, a law suspending pay increases for teachers, restrictions on pay increases for other public employees, and the use of temporary workers. Representatives of the labor federations, teachers’ organizations and the National Popular Resistance Front […]

Fighting for Honduran Rights

Norma Castellanos fought through tears Wednesday evening as she shared her experience as a Honduran worker in a Russell Athletic factory with a group of 50 University students. The event was sponsored by Step Up Oregon, the University chapter of the United Students Against Sweatshops, and is part of a national tour that works to […]