Workers’ Struggles Against the Corporate Offensive

Vancouver — 28 April 2015. A Panel discussion of Continental Crucible with Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, Jim Sinclair and Richard Roman. Napoleón Gómez Urrutia is President and General Secretary of the National Union of Mining Metal, Steel and Allied Workers Union of Mexico. He is an Oxford-educated economist, also a member of the executive committee of … Watch video »

Vancouver — 28 April 2015.

A Panel discussion of Continental Crucible with Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, Jim Sinclair and Richard Roman.

  • Napoleón Gómez Urrutia is President and General Secretary of the National Union of Mining Metal, Steel and Allied Workers Union of Mexico. He is an Oxford-educated economist, also a member of the executive committee of IndustriALL Global Union, the world’s most powerful union organization. He continues to lead his union from exile in Vancouver, Canada. He has suffered years of death threats and legal harassment by the Mexican government and mining companies. He is the author of Collapse of Dignity, a book about corporate greed and miners’ struggles in Mexico.
  • Jim Sinclair was President of the B.C. Federation of Labour from 1999 to 2014 and has long been active in international solidarity work. He was the editor of Crossing the Line: Canada and Free Trade with Mexico (1992).
  • Richard Roman is co-author with Edur Velasco Arregui of Continental Crucible and many articles on workers, unions and the Mexican regime.