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August 30, 1997 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The formation last week of a breakaway coalition of Mexican unions signals the profound changes here assailing organized labor, which up to now has been a monolithic but docile pillar of the nation's ruling party.
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BUSINESS
September 6, 2001 | EMILIO FERNANDEZ, REUTERS
Volkswagen and Mexican union leaders Wednesday reached a wage deal to end a 19-day strike that halted production at the only factory making the German auto maker's popular New Beetle. After a marathon negotiating session, the two sides struck a pre-dawn accord that gave the 12,322 union workers at Volkswagen's Mexico plant a 10.2% wage increase. It also included an increase in food coupon benefits equivalent to 3.
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NEWS
December 26, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this year, it was a routine matter: The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party named a presidential candidate, and labor unions fell into line behind him. But early in the 1994 presidential election campaign, there are signs of union rebellion.
NEWS
June 18, 1999 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The movie studio that supplied the water-gushing suspense of "Titanic" is hip-deep in a curious little drama of its own. Gates at the 20th Century Fox studios in Rosarito have been closed for more than a week--with top managers and a handful of workers shuttered inside--after a Mexican film union representing maintenance workers at the seaside lot declared a strike there June 9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1989 | LUIS RUBIO, Luis Rubio is the director of IBAFIN, an independent research group in Mexico City
Salinas means business. This is the main conclusion to draw from the detention of La Quina and the whole clique of leaders of Mexico's oil workers' union that for years manipulated and terrorized not only Mexico's petroleum industry but also, increasingly, society at large. Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, nicknamed La Quina, was, despite a modest job title, the man behind the throne, the "spiritual leader" of a union so large and powerful that it became a political stronghold to be reckoned with.
NEWS
December 5, 1987 | Associated Press
More than 2,500 unions have filed strike notices in support of demands for 46% emergency wage boosts to compensate for last month's devaluation of the peso, Fidel Velazquez, head of the Labor Congress, said Friday. The congress, a government-aligned confederation that includes most of the country's labor organizations, has set a Dec. 18 deadline for striking unless the government agrees to the increas1697516033
BUSINESS
September 6, 2001 | EMILIO FERNANDEZ, REUTERS
Volkswagen and Mexican union leaders Wednesday reached a wage deal to end a 19-day strike that halted production at the only factory making the German auto maker's popular New Beetle. After a marathon negotiating session, the two sides struck a pre-dawn accord that gave the 12,322 union workers at Volkswagen's Mexico plant a 10.2% wage increase. It also included an increase in food coupon benefits equivalent to 3.
NEWS
June 18, 1999 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The movie studio that supplied the water-gushing suspense of "Titanic" is hip-deep in a curious little drama of its own. Gates at the 20th Century Fox studios in Rosarito have been closed for more than a week--with top managers and a handful of workers shuttered inside--after a Mexican film union representing maintenance workers at the seaside lot declared a strike there June 9.
WORLD
November 13, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restrict workers' rights to strike and relax hiring and firing rules for businesses. The bill - passed after weeks of drama and debate - does not contain some of the original language that sought to reform the country's notoriously sclerotic unions. Those measures were stripped out by members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, whose presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, won this year after promoting himself as a serious reformer, a claim his opponents now doubt more than ever.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2006 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
Mexican lawmakers are poised to overhaul the nation's broadcasting laws this week, a move that opponents say will ensure that two dominant companies retain their lock on the country's airwaves. The legislation would in effect grant new broadcasting spectrum to media giants Grupo Televisa and TV Azteca to launch high-definition television and other digital services without expressly requiring them to pay for it.
NEWS
August 30, 1997 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The formation last week of a breakaway coalition of Mexican unions signals the profound changes here assailing organized labor, which up to now has been a monolithic but docile pillar of the nation's ruling party.
NEWS
December 26, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this year, it was a routine matter: The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party named a presidential candidate, and labor unions fell into line behind him. But early in the 1994 presidential election campaign, there are signs of union rebellion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1989 | LUIS RUBIO, Luis Rubio is the director of IBAFIN, an independent research group in Mexico City
Salinas means business. This is the main conclusion to draw from the detention of La Quina and the whole clique of leaders of Mexico's oil workers' union that for years manipulated and terrorized not only Mexico's petroleum industry but also, increasingly, society at large. Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, nicknamed La Quina, was, despite a modest job title, the man behind the throne, the "spiritual leader" of a union so large and powerful that it became a political stronghold to be reckoned with.
NEWS
December 5, 1987 | Associated Press
More than 2,500 unions have filed strike notices in support of demands for 46% emergency wage boosts to compensate for last month's devaluation of the peso, Fidel Velazquez, head of the Labor Congress, said Friday. The congress, a government-aligned confederation that includes most of the country's labor organizations, has set a Dec. 18 deadline for striking unless the government agrees to the increas1697516033
BUSINESS
November 19, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The fierce battle that U.S. unions waged against the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite ending in bitter defeat, may give new vigor to the American labor movement. Unions emerged from the fight against NAFTA with new potential allies, both at home and across international borders.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2001 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Mexico's President Vicente Fox met recently in Detroit with United Auto Workers President Stephen P. Yokich and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to discuss how to raise wage levels for Mexican workers. The talks were serious, not a mere public relations gesture. Fox and the U.S. unions share a common need to see Mexican wages and living standards rise. Mexico can't afford to rely on low-cost labor as a competitive advantage, and the U.S. unions, as well as the U.S.
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