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Labor Against Empire: Voices From The Honduran US Embassy Strike

Webinar: Tuesday, October 11th at 8:00 P.M. ET/ 7:00 P.M. CT/ 6:00 P.M. MT / 5:00 P.M. PT

For the last 3 months, more than 1,000 Honduran construction workers building the new United States embassy in Tegucigalpa have been striking against Alabama-based mega-prison contractor B.L. Harbert and their ultimate employer, the U.S. State Department, to demand safe working conditions, job security and fair compensation in compliance with Honduran labor law. Join the DSA International Committee and DSA Labor for a bilingual webinar to hear directly from the striking workers in Honduras, co-sponsored by US- and Honduras-based solidarity organizations.

We seek to create opportunities for relationships to grow between the striking workers, Honduran civil society, and solidarity organizations around the Americas, and for workers in Honduras and the United States to hear directly from each other. The event will be entirely bilingual with simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation (register here through the Zoom link in order to get access to interpretation!)

We are also echoing an urgent call to raise money for the workers’ strike fund. As over 100 of the most active workers have been illegally fired by B.L. Harbert in recent weeks, they need our support and we encourage DSA members and allies to contribute what you can here: 

See the DSA International Committee’s full statement of support for the strikers here

Speakers will include: 

  • Adolfo Álvarez, embassy construction worker and spokesperson of the strike committee in Tegucigalpa
  • Carlos H Reyes, Honduran labor activist with the Union of Beverage and Related Industry Workers (STIBYS)
  • Dr. Adrienne Pine, anthropologist specializing in Honduras and activist with the Honduras Solidarity Network
  • Brigitte Gynther, Program and Research Coordinator for School of the Americas Watch

Cosponsored by: 

  • Honduras Solidarity Network
  • Alliance for Global Justice
  • Task Force on the Americas
  • Popular Resistance
  • InterReligious Task Force on Central America
  • US Peace Council
  • School of the Americas Watch
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