Thousands of workers in Mexico recently formed an independent union at a GM auto plant in Silao, in central Mexico, voting out a union that did not operate in their interest. Maria Alejandra Morales Reynoso, general secretary of SINTTIA, the union that now represents the workers, discusses why this victory is a milestone for many Mexican workers who are forced to be part of sham unions. Morales describes how workers at the Silao plant stood strong in the face of widespread corruption, laws tilted against them and incredible pressure to cast their vote for a protection union that did the bidding of the company.
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- Episode Summary
- Mexico: Independent Union Wins Landmark Election
- G.M. Workers in Mexico Pick an Independent Union, a Trade Deal Test Case
- Alejandra Morales Reynoso will be the first female union leader at GM Silao
- How Mexico’s Auto Unions Sell Out Workers