Following Strikes by Mexican Workers, U.S. Presses to Keep Border Plants Open

Today's labour news

Following Strikes by Mexican Workers, U.S. Presses to Keep Border Plants Open 2020-05-08 [Labour Notes]

Coronavirus Has Mexico’s Workers Pinned Between U.S. Business Interests and Their President’s Obsessive Austerity 2020-05-05 [The Intercept]

The U.S. wants Mexico to keep its defense and health-care factories open. Mexican workers are getting sick and dying. 2020-05-01 [Washington Post]

As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open 2020-04-30 [NY Times]

Coronavirus: Mexican factories risk workers' lives 2020-04-30 [Deutsche Welle]

Juarez fights US pressure to reopen maquiladoras during ‘worst part’ of pandemic 2020-04-30 [Border Report]

Manufacturers want to reopen; in Ciudad Juárez some haven’t closed 2020-04-29 [Mexico News Daily]

Mexican miners ask U.S. to consider it in talks on re-opening 2020-04-29 [Reuters]

Feinstein, Cornyn Urge State Department to Minimize Disruption to U.S.-Mexico Supply Chain 2020-04-29 [Sen. Diane Feinstein]

Coronavirus: Mexico factory staff question 'essential work' 2020-04-28 [BBC]

Pascrell Urges Strong Enforcement of new NAFTA 2020-04-27 [Rep. Bill Pascrell]

Sweeping Mexican factory shutdown strains U.S. production of critical supplies 2020-04-27 [Politico]

U.S. Pushes Mexico To Open Some Factories 2020-04-26 [NPR]

Mexico to reopen automotive plants; safeguards will protect workers 2020-04-25 [Mexico News Daily]

DeLauro Statement on Congressional Notification of July 1 Entry into Force of Renegotiated NAFTA 2020-04-24 [Rep. Rosa DeLauro]

Mexico says auto industry must adhere to plant suspensions 2020-04-24 [Detroit News]

'What's wrong with you Mexico?' Health workers attacked amid Covid-19 fears 2020-04-23 [Guardian]


Mexico Negotiates Reopening Borders For Some Workers And Industries 2020-04-23 [Fronteras]

IndustriALL calls on Mexican government to restore workers’ rights at Goodyear 2020-04-23 [IndustriALL]

Mexican Workers Strike For Paid Home Leave 2020-04-22 [Counterpunch]

COVID closed Mexican factories that supply US defense industry. The Pentagon wants them opened. 2020-04-21 [DefenseNews]

Mexico shuts down 14 maquiladoras for violating COVID-19 restrictions 2020-04-21 []

U.S. pressures Mexico to reopen plants amid worker walkouts 2020-04-21 [PBS]

Spirit of solidarity lives on during Mineros anniversary 2020-04-21 [USW]

Raul Rosales, maquiladora worker featured in story on coronavirus, dies at 57 2020-04-21 [Dallas Morning News]

Virus Cuts Through Mexican Factories Snubbing Shutdown 2020-04-20 [Intl Business Times]

Coronavirus in Mexico: Number of cases top 120 in Juárez, deaths rising 2020-04-20 [El Paso Times]

Factory workers in Juárez protest as virus continues to spread 2020-04-20 []

COPARMEX asks workers to unite and ask the government to pay part of their wages 2020-04-20 [Yucatan Times]

‘If you don’t work you don’t eat’: Where lockdowns have extra sting 2020-04-20 [Christian Science Monitor]

Union wants mining operations to resume in May 2020-04-20 [Mining]

On the border, factory workers die and their families worry that U.S. companies aren’t doing enough 2020-04-19 [Dallas Morning News]

U.S. Factories in Mexico ares still open. As the coronavirus spreads, workers are dying. 2020-04-18 [Los Angeles Times]

Mexico urging maquiladoras to close as COVID-19 cases add up in Juarez 2020-04-17 [Border Report]

Arizona In Solidarity with Workers on Strike Against Asarco, and Condemning Grupo México's Violations of Labor, Human and Environmental Rights 2020-04-17 [AFL-CIO]

Protests erupt along Mexican border after Honeywell, Lear worker deaths 2020-04-16 [Reuters]

Mexico’s state oil company hasn’t paid hundreds of workers for months 2020-04-15 [Quartz]

Report: Mexican Agriculture Workers At Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-04-15 [Fronteras]

Coronavirus deaths are rising at border factories in Ciudad Juarez Mexico 2020-04-15 [Dallas Morning News]

U.S. industry lobbies Mexico to protect supply chains during pandemic 2020-04-15 [Reuters]

Mexico sees widespread noncompliance with business closures 2020-04-15 [AP]

Nurses at Mexico hospital hit by coronavirus say they were told to avoid masks 2020-04-14 [CNA]

Mexican workers illegally fired in pandemic face long wait without help 2020-04-09 [Thomson Reuters Foundation]

Mexico loses almost 350,000 jobs because of coronavirus 2020-04-08 [AP]

VW Mexico Worker Dies After Later Shutdown Than U.S. 2020-04-07 [Bloomberg]

Coronavirus protections lacking for Mexican farmworkers feeding the U.S. 2020-04-07 [Thomson Reuters Foundation]

Today We Protest, Tomorrow We Strike 2020-03-19 [NACLA ]

UFCW Canada signs historic agreement with Mexico’s largest labour organization 2020-03-13 [UFCW Canada]

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