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Official Labor Group Elects New Leader: Unions Show Signs of Fracture

LADB Article ID: 55060
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 1997-09-24
By: LADB Staff

In late August, members of the Congreso del Trabajo (CT) elected Hector Valdes Romo to head that labor organization. Valdes is also director of the union that represents government workers (Federacion de Sindicatos de Trabajadores al Servicio del Estado, FSTSE). Valdes assumes leadership of the CT during a very difficult period for organized labor, which is experiencing strong internal divisions, a loss of its traditional influence with the government, and growing competition from a new labor organization, the Foro Sindical Unitario (FSU).

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