Alfonso Cepeda Salas began his career as a teacher in a rural community and has taught in public schools in primary, secondary, and higher education. He has a long history of union work that began in his native Coahuila, in the north of Mexico.
In 2018 he was elected General Secretary of the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación of Mexico. Among the policies he has promoted during his term in office are job security for education workers and the fight for decent pensions.
Written by Alfonso Cepeda Salas
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We are education! Successful trade union strategies in Mexico
Alfonso Cepeda Salas
The Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) is one of the biggest education unions in the world. It currently represents more than 1.5 million active members at all levels of education and 700,000 retired teachers. Its mission is to defend public education and protect the rights of education...We are education! Successful trade union strategies in Mexico