Collapse of Dignity: The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico

Collapse of Dignity: The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico

by Napoleon Gomez

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ISBN-13: 9781939529220
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author


Napoleón Gómez Urrutia’s struggle for union democracy and for the respect and dignity of workers is well known worldwide. He has served as general secretary of the National Mining and Metal Workers Union since his unanimous election in 2002, and was reelected unanimously for a new six-year term in 2008 in addition to being elected president of the union in 2012. An Oxford-educated economist, Gomez also graduated with honors from the Department of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. For twelve years, he served as director of the Mexican Mint and is the only Mexican to serve as international president of the Mint Directors Conference, a position he held for two years.

Gomez was the 2011 recipient of the AFL-CIO’s prestigious International Meany-Kirkland Human Rights Award, and in the same year, he was nominated for the Edelstam Prize and the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights. He is also a member of the executive committee of IndustriALL Global Union, the world’s most powerful union organization. He works closely with leaders of unions around the world, including the United Steelworkers Union of North America.

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Collapse of Dignity: The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
desitheblonde More than 1 year ago
) I received the book for a review i have not heard of the book or the things that went on in the book . I am from family of miner who had grand father and uncles and cousin who were in the mine of Wva. This book is great book to read and then it was about the mine in Mexico and how they work and survive with all that is going around them . The mine were corrupt and then come in the union and then they hope for the best and then they get some changes The crooks in the book are upper class and they think the mine are safe but when the accident happen they blame other but the one who stayed there was fired he was the general seccatary. I am going to help them and then they want more and need help but is the bad guys going to leave i doubt it you have corruption and they want more money for them self and then not hlep i in joyed the book a lot and then the cover is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Napoleon Gomez writes in part biography and in part manifesto about the corruption in mining. It provides an interesting take on what greed can do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great story about a hero that fights every single day for human rights, it is a story about passion and love for the workers,  It will take you to discover the real world we live in and how can power and greed can make people commit horrible crimes!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real live story of a man that is currently fighting for better wages for human beings everywhere in the world.