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
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