In the Wake of Deadly Clashes, AFL-CIO Stands with Mexican Teachers Union

Posted by | June 24, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By webadmin@aflcio.org (Monika Greenhow)

At least eight protesters were killed and 53 injured earlier this week in clashes with police in Oaxaca, Mexico, during demonstrations against neoliberal education reforms. The teachers union in Oaxaca has been leading protests this summer against the federal government’s move to impose a national education plan that blankets over indigenous concerns in Oaxaca and imposes teacher evaluations that disadvantage schools in the poor region, as well as attacks against the union, including the controversial arrests of union leaders, mass firings of protesting teachers and the freezing of union bank accounts.

Source: AFL-CIO

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