Martha Ojeda, Senior National Field Organizer
Martha Ojeda worked for 20 years in the maquiladora industry (sweatshops), in the industrialization program of Mexico that became NAFTA. In April of 1994, Martha led the Sony Workers’ movement to improve their working conditions. The workers were beaten and brutally repressed by police forces. The Sony workers’ case was the first case brought against the government of Mexico under the Side Agreements for Labor Cooperation of NAFTA. Martha has a Law degree from The University of Saltillo, Coahuila and the Centre for University Studies in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and joins IWJ from Fe y Justicia, a worker center based in Houston.