Dissent: Mexican Labor Reawakens

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Strikes at factories along the U.S.-Mexico border point to a new era for labor organizing in Mexico.

“’The movement was the catalyst that we needed,’ Juan Luis Gaytán said, standing outside the Arca Continental plant in Matamoros, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Gaytán works at Arca Continental, the Coca Cola production and distribution plant for the region. That morning, the workers at the plant were on strike, among the thousands of workers who have gone on strike in Matamoros since the start of 2019.”

Read my article for Dissent about the new wave of labor organizing in Mexico.