Hourly wage in Mexico? Union members express fears of legislation

The Lost Angeles Times, 9/30/12

Mexico’s lower house of Congress has passed a major labor-reform law — the first changes in employment regulations in Mexico since 1970 — that would alter the way bosses and employees interact before, during and after a job…

The outgoing administration of President Felipe Calderon, which succeeded in passing the bill with help from the party of incoming President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, said the law would boost job rolls and competition in the labor market.

For union members, the measure — which is now on its way to Mexico’s Senate — would strip workers of what they called few relative benefits they enjoy under existing regulations, which they argue favor employers and large companies anyway.

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