New labor law in Mexico aims to tie unions to gov’t

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019
Workers on strike in Tamaulipas, Mexico, in January. Some 35,000 workers at over 40 mostly foreign-owned parts plants near the U.S. border won 20% wage increase.

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office Dec. 1, has promised a “profound and radical” transformation of the country. His government is hoping its labor legislation and other welfare programs can be used to contain struggles by working…


Mexican workers get boost in fight for wage raise by strike victories

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019

After 35,000 workers at 45 mostly foreign-owned parts factories in Matamoros, Mexico, went on strike and won a 20 percent wage increase and a $1,700 bonus Feb. 11, new strikes have erupted pressing bosses for raises and better conditions. Workers…


Thousands of workers strike in Mexico, win wage hike

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

More than 25,000 workers at 45 factories — mostly foreign-owned auto- and electrical-parts plants — in Matamoros, Mexico, near the U.S. border ended a rolling strike Feb. 11 after winning a 20 percent wage increase plus a one-time bonus of…


Mexico election registers crisis for capitalist rulers, parties

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018
Above, Sept. 26, 2015, protest in Guadalajara on one-year anniversary of “disappearance” by cops of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Crime, drugs are at crisis level for workers. Left, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s president-elect.

The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will be sworn in as the new president of Mexico Dec. 1, has already reached a trade pact with Washington, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal was announced Aug.…