Call To Investigate the Murder of a Union Organizer

From Lindsay:

On April 9, the bound and beaten body of labor organizer Santiago Rafael Cruz was discovered at a Mexico office of the Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC).

Rafael Cruz had been helping to organize farm workers who working legally in the United States on H-2A visas.

On April 20, FLOC leader Baldemar Velasquez charged that Mexican authorities were not doing enough to solve the case.

The United Farm Workers is asking concerned citizens to demand an investigation, click here to send your letter.

Responding to an appeal by FLOC, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) called upon U.S. and Mexican authorities investigate the crime.

Background on the murder at: Labour Start, Just News, and La Prensa (bilingual).

You can help.  That link again is here.  Please take a second to join the call for an investigation.



2 Responses

  1. Thats horrible… I am part of a union, UFCW 1036!!!! I do not agree with them on some fronts, and i consider them a neccesary evil into todays society. However nothing excuses this. I will try and pledge my support!

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