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Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-112
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) held an emergency congress in the mining district of Siglo XX from 20 to 22 October 1986. Two months earlier, the government had forcibly shut down a major protest march responding to the mining crisis and the massive layoffs of...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-083
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Mineworkers ( fstmb ) was founded in 1944, and in November 1946, conscious of the workers’ pivotal role in national production, it issued the radical document that became known as the Thesis of Pulacayo, which was delivered at the site during the union’s First Special Congress. Its demands transcended the...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-066
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... by General Gualberto Villarroel. In 1944, under the Villarroel government, the miners formed their first national labor organization, the Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ). Its identity would be forever marked by the memory of the martyrs of Catavi. ...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-106
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) held its nineteenth congress in the storied mining center of Huanuni. The following extract from its offcial political document, “The Return to Democracy,” is a typical trade-union document insofar as it lays out a critical set of issues of interest to workers—a...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-110
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... peasants who had migrated to the cities, swelling the unemployed or underemployed urban population living on the edge of subsistence, contributed to the powerful popular protests against the neoliberal model. The Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) held an emergency congress in...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-073
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
.... After 1927, the tin magnate Mauricio Hochschild held possession of the valuable mine. Given the economic importance of Pulacayo, it is no coincidence that the site would become a leading center for the organization of mineworkers. The Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) was founded...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... first national labor organization, the Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ). Its identity would be forever marked by the memory of the martyrs of Catavi. The metaphor and reality of death were central to Sergio Almaraz Paz’s eloquent political essay Requiem for a Republic...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... period, the Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) held its nineteenth congress in the storied mining center of Huanuni. The following extract from its offcial political document, “The Return to Democracy,” is a typical trade-union document insofar as it lays out a critical set of...