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Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty

By day, Sergio Martinez labors in a modern air-conditioned factory a few miles from the Texas border, a human cog in the global supply chain that helps build pickups and tractor-trailer cabs. He wears a smart uniform at work.

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  • Mexico Looks to Raise Wages - Wall Street Journal
    ... improve the education system ... trained workers," said Carlos Elizondo, a former Mexico ... and abate massive labor ... in to work in the ...
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    With the Nogales maquiladora, or factory ... In border cities crowded with factory workers, common complaints include a lack of affordable housing, low worker wages, and labor rights abuses. And despite the industry's economic successes, at times it ...
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    With the Nogales maquiladora, or factory, accounting for up to 70 percent of the company's annual production, Atronix wants to stay put in Mexico ... workers, common complaints include a lack of affordable housing, low worker wages, and labor rights ...
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  • Mexico's labor law reform sparks massive protests
    As the maquiladora factories on the U.S./Mexico border grew to employ 2 million workers (before ... Given the Mexican legal system, that will be very easy." When the PRI lost the presidency in 2000, proposals for changing labor law were made by the ...
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  • Mexico’s Labor Law Reform Sparks Massive Protests
    Employers would gain the legal right to hire workers indirectly through labor contractors ... much stronger as Mexico opened its economy to foreign investors. Over time those rights were eroded in fact, if not yet in law. As the maquiladora factories ...
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  • Mexico's 'Maquiladora' Labor System Keeps Factory Workers In Poverty
    Some four decades after welcoming foreign assembly plants and factories, known as maquiladoras, Mexico has seen only a trickle of its industrial and factory workers join the ranks of those who even slightly resemble a middle class. Instead, the poverty ...
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  • Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty
    Related Links: Link McClatchy special report on Mexico's future; Related Stories: Entrenched interests enslave Mexicans in cycle of hopelessness; Mexico's ...
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