Collapse of Dignity, by Los Mineros Leader Napoleon Gomez, documents history of corruption and rampant violations of workers' rights
VANCOUVER, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Collapse of Dignity, a new book by exiled labour leader and human rights activist Napoleon Gomez, will have its international launch Wednesday, April 17, in Vancouver.
|WHAT:||International launch of Collapse of Dignity, new book by exiled labour leader Napoleon Gomez.|
|WHO:||Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Mexico's Los Mineros union, accompanied by United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard and Steelworkers Canadian Director Ken Neumann.|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Westin Bayshore Hotel and Conference Centre, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Cyprus Rooms 1 and 2.|
Gomez, leader of Mexico's Los Mineros union, has been exiled in Canada since 2006 due to his fierce activism and opposition to political and corporate corruption and repression in his country.
Gomez will launch Collapse of Dignity: The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico, during the United Steelworkers National Policy Conference in Vancouver.
The book launch and news conference will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Vancouver's Westin Bayshore Hotel and Conference Centre, 1601 Bayshore Drive.
Gomez, an Oxford-educated economist, has published his book to raise awareness about the violations of workers' rights in Mexico and throughout the global economy. The book also delivers an unflinching account of one of the most contentious and deadly labor conflicts in North American history - a tragedy that killed 65 miners in Mexico in 2006.
Even in exile, Gomez continues to lead Los Mineros and influence policy for trade unionists around the world through IndustriALL Global Union, where he serves on the Executive Committee.
NOTE: A phone dial-in option will be provided to media to participate in the news conference and book launch. The dial-in number is 1-800-230-1085.
SOURCE: United Steelworkers (USW)
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