Public-Private Partnership in El Salvador: Get the facts
The United States government is aggressively pushing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) law in El Salvador that workers, labor experts, and economists say will bring nothing more than lay-offs, lower wages, union busting, and higher costs for public services. Unions across El Salvador are uniting to fight this dangerous law and are calling on the international solidarity community to support their struggle.
CISPES has put together a series of materials so that solidarity activists in the US can learn more about the proposed P3 law:
- Here is a fact sheet with all the basics about the law and the impact it would have on workers: Fact Sheet: Public-Private Partnership Law
- Present a resolution to your local labor council against the US-backed P3 Law (download a sample resolution here) to build cross-border support for Salvadoran labor's fight to stop the P3 Law.
- Check out this short video with interviews with Airport and Port workers, labor expert Gilberto García, and economist Raúl Moreno.
- Check out this article from CISPES' El Salvador Watch newsletter about how the PPP law threatens crucial social programs.
- Download and read these articles about the PPP law (translated to English) from El Salvador's Diario CoLatino and Yahoo! Noticias en Español:
Stay tuned for more information, materials, and actions to take in solidarity with the Salvadoran union movement!