80% of Mexico’s labour contracts are pro company: official

Today's labour news

Mexico Union Threatens Home Depot Strike, Inspired by USMCA Trade Deal 2020-01-16 [NYTimes]

Mexico union threatens Home Depot strike, inspired by USMCA trade deal 2020-01-15 [Reuters]

In Mexico, the Threats and Failures of Pre-Trial Detention 2020-01-14 [NACLA]

López Obrador Calls for Changes at Mexico’s Powerful Oil Workers Union 2020-01-13 [naturalgasintel.com]

Mexico in 2019 Created Fewest Jobs Since Financial Crisis 2020-01-12 [Bloomberg]

Mining Union gains legal protection against illegal vote counting 2020-01-10 [BNA]

80% of Mexico’s labour contracts are pro company: official 2020-01-08 [Canadian Manufacturing]

Electrical workers’ union members charge corruption among leadership 2020-01-07 [Mexico Daily]

“A Project for Life” in Mexico City 2020-01-06 [NACLA]

A Mexican Oligarch Is Undermining the New NAFTA 2019-12-26 [The American Prospect]

Will the USMCA change Mexico for the better? 2019-12-23 [Jordan Times]

Catching Up on the Labour Reform 2019-12-22 [Maquila Solidarity Network]

Facing Delayed Wages, Non-Unionized Workers of Mexico City’s Institute of Fine Arts Stage Protest 2019-12-20 [hyperallergic.com]

Mexicans Are Dubious Trump’s Trade Deal Will Boost Wages 2019-12-19 [Bloomberg]

Mexico gives in to labor provisions 2019-12-17 [Politico]

Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy 2019-12-17 [Education International]

Mexico to hike daily minimum wage by 20%, experts worry about inflation 2019-12-16 [Reuters]

Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal 2019-12-15 [Reuters]

U.S. House Speaker seeks to pass Mexico, Canada trade pact this year 2019-11-16 [Yucatan Times]

Private sector attacks anti-outsourcing bill 2019-11-06 [BNA]

Beyond NAFTA and CUSMA: Democracy Not Corporatocracy 2019-11-03 [LeftStreamed]

Railway workers accuse longtime union boss of embezzling 1.5 billion pesos 2019-10-25 [The News Daily]

Government outlines labour reforms amid USMCA trade 2019-10-24 [The Times]

A Leader of Farmworkers, and Filipinos’ Place in American History 2019-10-21 [NYTimes]

Leader of Mexico’s Powerful Oil-Workers’ Union Resigns 2019-10-20 [WSJ]

GM temporarily halts Chevy Blazer production because of parts shortage 2019-10-18 [Reuters]

Mexico's president vows wage growth, labor reform funding in push for trade deal 2019-10-17 [Reuters]

Controversial Mexican oil union boss resigns amid graft charges 2019-10-17 [Canada.com]

SAG-AFTRA Signs Cooperative Agreement With Mexican Actors Union 2019-10-13 [Variety]

Motor city 'getting desperate' as GM's U.S. strike takes heavy toll 2019-10-12 [Reuters]

Maquiladoras and the Exploitation of Migrants on the Border 2019-10-11 [NACLA]

Missing Union Activist in Mexico Threatens NAFTA Sign-Off 2019-10-11 [Prospect]

Govt promises labour rights, higher wages to get U.S. Democrats to ratify new NAFTA 2019-10-09 [The Citizen]

6,000 Mexican auto workers laid off due to UAW strike against General Motors 2019-10-06 [The Times]

The future is public transport in Mexico 2019-10-03 [ITF]

Skills workshop for women in public transport 2019-10-03 [ITF]

GM reportedly closing Mexican truck plant due to workers' strike 2019-10-02 [AOL]

Filmmaker shares story of farmworkers rights leader at PC 2019-09-16 [Porterville Rocorder]

AFL-CIO president on impact of Trump administration's trade war with China 2019-09-01 [Yahoo!]

Los Mineros wins workers their share of profits from Grupo Mexico 2019-08-19 [IndustriALL]

Timeline: Grupo México strikes 2019-08-06 [BNA]

Mexico moves to make labor unions more democratic 2019-08-03 [APWU]

Moves to make labor unions more democratic 2019-08-02 [The Chronicle]

Pemex agrees salary rises with oil workers union 2019-08-01 [Reuters]

Democrats say Goodyear plant in Mexico shows need for labor reforms in new trade deal 2019-07-30 [cleveland.com]

Goodyear plant conditions raise concerns about Mexican labor reforms -U.S. lawmakers 2019-07-29 [Reuters]

Pemex union boss, family members investigated for corruption 2019-07-24 [The News Daily]

Government accuses oil workers union boss of corruption 2019-07-24 [Canada.com]

For Mexico’s Striking University Workers, A War of Attrition Over Public Education 2019-07-11 [NACLA]

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