Labor News

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Union women call for freedom of Cuban 5

The five Cubans referred to in the resolution were arrested in 1998 and convicted following a controversial trial for monitoring Miami-based groups planning terrorist actions in Cuba.

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Today in Latino History: Cuba declares independence from Spain

The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.  Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.

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Today in Latino history: Slavery abolished in Cuba

Slavery was finally abolished in Cuba by Spanish royal decree that also made an indentured servitude system, known as "patronato," illegal.

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Caravanistas rally support in Oregon to end blockade of Cuba

Forty activists and community members gathered in Bush's Pasture Park to greet the Friendshipment Caravan.

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L.A. labor event backs justice for Cuban 5

More than 200 workers, labor leaders and community activists came together at the United Service Workers West (SEIU) Hall to participate in an event in solidarity with the Cuban 5.

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Cuban trade unionist speaks in Los Angeles

Gilda Chacon Bravo is the first Cuban trade union representative to be granted a visa to the United States in many years and is touring the country.

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Cuban unionists tell U.S. colleagues embargo is chokehold on their nation

BALTIMORE (PAI) - The 50-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba is "a chokehold" on the Caribbean island nation, Cuban union members told their U.S. colleagues during nine U.S. unionists' recent research trip there.