August 12, 1998 |
Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman should meet with her Mexican counterpart to determine why unsafe working conditions persist at a closely watched Tijuana factory despite repeated inspections and fines, a federal agency recommended Tuesday. So-called ministerial consultations were urged by the National Administrative Office, an arm of the Labor Department that monitors complaints about working conditions in Mexico and Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
February 19, 1998 |
In a case that could ultimately lead to sanctions against Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement, a U.S. Department of Labor panel Wednesday heard hours of testimony alleging unsafe working conditions and union busting at a Tijuana border factory.
November 29, 1997 |
Breakaway union leaders on Friday inaugurated an independent labor federation claiming more than 1.5 million members, infusing yet another pillar of Mexican society with an unaccustomed spirit of democracy.
November 29, 1997 |
U.S. poultry companies could process birds in Mexico to take advantage of cheaper labor costs, then ship them back for sale in U.S. supermarkets, under new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the proposal, published in Friday's Federal Register, Mexico would become the sixth country permitted to export poultry to the U.S. U.S.
November 18, 1997 |
The U.S. Labor Department launched an investigation Monday of a frustrated attempt by Tijuana factory workers to create an independent union, a move that will mean deeper scrutiny of labor practices in Baja California's growing maquiladora industry. The independent union won a 54-34 majority of the votes in an election at the Han Young factory Oct. 6, but a dozen of its supporters have lost their jobs and the Tijuana labor board has refused to recognize the union.
November 7, 1997 |
Congressional opponents of the Clinton administration's bid for increased authority to negotiate free trade accords are pointing to a grimy Tijuana factory where they say workers won an uphill election for what is being billed as the first independent union of the border maquiladora factories--but lost their jobs. Even a manager of the Han Young plant, which supplies tractor-trailer chassis for Hyundai Precision America in San Diego, concedes that the independent union won the Oct. 6 election.