Friday, August 19, 2011

Organización Política Nacional de los Trabajadores: New umbrella labor federation

The Organización Política Nacional de los Trabajadores (OPNT) is a new loosely-knit labor federation, of sorts, headed by the Mexican electricians union SME. It will hold its constitutive assembly Aug. 27-28, and will seemingly incorporate 40 different organizations, though it appears it will be built around the SME.

The new organization does not have yet a head, and it is not clear whom it will support electorally in 2012, though PAN is already excluded. Should Martin Esparza of SME become its leader, on can expect much horsetrading with the PRI and PRD.

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