UE and FAT were part of the GGJ delegation to the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in 2005. This provided an opportunity for Terex workers Tim Holmberg from the UE and Alceu Siqueira from Brazilian CUT to establish a relationship and for GE workers from the U.S., Mexico, India and Brazil to meet for the first time. January 2005.
Raymond Sanders, President of UE Local 150, speaks at the press conference on November 3, 2005 prior to a hearing organized by the ICLR where an international panel of lawyers and judges heard testimony regarding the impact of North Carolina's prohibition of collective bargaining for public sector workers. Their report served as the basis for the complaint to the ILO filed in December, 2005.
UE and FAT leadership and attorneys at press conference on October 17, 2006 in Mexico City to announce the filing of a NAALC complaint signed by 53 labor organizations from Mexico, Canada, Québec and the U.S. charging the State of North Carolina and the U.S. government with violating the labor rights of public sector workers by denying them the right to bargain collectively.
Ashaki Binta from the NC International Worker Justice Campaign speaks at news conference in Raleigh, North Carolina in April, 2007 about ILO victory calling for repeal of prohibition on collective bargaining. Reverend Barber at far left, Angaza Laughinghouse (UE Local 150) and Bob Kingsley (UE Director of Organization) at her right.
Local leaders from DMI local in Mexico City affiliated with FAT during exchange with committee from sister UE Local 715 in Edon, Ohio, May 2012. Back row, left to right, UE Local 715 leaders Tim Whitney, Vice Pres. Pat Berry, Pres. Sean Wildrick, Randy Siebenaler and Randy Nester. Front row, Robin Alexander of UE, Juan García, Hilario Nava, and FAT Co-president Benedicto Martínez.