Surely, you’ve heard all the talk about Biden being soft on immigration, and it’s not as though he doesn’t care about the U.S.-Mexico border. He certainly does, but his focus in Mexico appears to be squarely upon his love for unions. The Biden administration threw down a $130 million effort to oust old-guard unions for independent alternatives, and let’s just say that it’s not going terrific for workers.
A new report indicates mixed results at best. On one hand, workers are indeed pleased to be free of the straight-up corrupt shackles of their old unions. However, workers are not thrilled that their new unions haven’t won them living wages as promised. Sure, the new SINTTIA union succeeded at bumping up their members’ base pay from $12 to $14 per day, and nope, that’s not a typo. Yet these workers still earn abysmally less than their American counterparts with no timeline on further improvement.