There’s still no easy fix for labor corruption in Mexico, but workers continue efforts to oust old-guard unions in favor of independent unions. Granted, workers will likely eventually find out that these new unions won’t deliver as promised, but the train will nonetheless continue barrelling down the track with the help of the U.S government, which sponsored a $130 million effort for the switch-up. In other words, it’s full steam ahead at the behest of the most union-loving administration in history.
Reuters recently published a report that detailed one garment worker’s struggle to help oust the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM) in favor of the independent La Liga union. The new union has also been racking upwins against CTM at upholstery factories that serve automakers as well as a plant for the 3M conglomerate. At this point, we’ll simply have to wait and see if these new unions favor “sellout” contracts, too.