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Zenroren Will Send Delegation
To UE's National Convention


A delegation from Zenroren — the Japanese National Confederation of Trade Unions — will attend the 64th UE National Convention in Burlington, Vt., Aug. 29-Sept. 2, Genl. Sec.-Treas. Bob Clark announced.

Zenroren, which will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this November, represents nearly 1.4 million workers in Japan. The membership of Zenroren is primarily in the public sector and smaller private-sector employers.

The smaller of Japan’s two national federations, Zenroren is best known for its progressive policies and militant approach. Zenroren places emphasis on its independence from political parties of big business and from employers; this is not a union that endorses labor-management cooperation.

The All-Japan Metal and Information Machinery Workers’ Union (JMIU) went on strike March 11 giving a leading to the unions’ 1999 Spring Struggle calling for wage increases, for themselves and to aid the recovery of Japan’s ailing economy. In half-hour to half-day work stoppages, JMIU members in 100 workplaces protested the employers’ "no wage increases" line.

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