Mexico’s Maquiladoras in the Pandemic: Capitalist Super-Exploitation and Workers’ Resistance at the Border
In the Mexican maquiladora export industry --- a paradise for capitalists and a hell for precarious workers --- a new wave of workers' struggles are emerging in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pablo OprinariJune 1, 2020
“We Want to Live!” The Battle Cry of Mexico’s Maquila Workers
Maquilas are being open due to pressure from the Trump administration. But it is still extremely unsafe and hundreds of workers are dying of the coronavirus.
Eli KawyMay 26, 2020
Converting Production for Public Health: The Case of The Mexican Auto Industry
The automobile industry, one of Mexico’s most modern and dynamic, has been hard hit by Covid-19, resulting in layoffs and shutdowns. The industry in the United States and Canada is facing the same situation, as well as in China, which is a leading parts supplier. This article explores the background of the crisis and offers a perspective in the framework of the pandemic.
Pablo OprinariApril 13, 2020
AMLO’s First Hundred Days and the Awakening of Workers’ Struggles in Mexico
AMLO has promised to transform Mexico, but only the working class has the power to bring about real change.
Pablo OprinariApril 9, 2019
[VIDEO] The Maquila Strike in Matamoros Challenges US Multinationals
More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are striking against poverty wages.
Jimena VergaraJanuary 23, 2019
Over 40 Maquila Factories on Strike in Mexico
More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are fighting for salary increases and the payment of annual bonuses among other demands.
Óscar FernándezJanuary 17, 2019