February 15, 2013
Pemex recently allowed the Oil Workers Union of Mexico, headed by Carlos Romero Deschamps, to borrow 500 million pesos to be paid back in ten years at no interest.
Although Pemex wished to maintain this information secret until January 2021, REFORMA acquired Union Administrative Council document 10614 which describes that the resources were handed to the organization on December 8th, 2011 for the purpose of “building houses.”
October 23, 2012
Business Week, 10/23/2012
Labor activists said Monday that the re-election of Mexico’s two most powerful union bosses throws into doubt whether the country can really democratize its autocratic, corrupt union groups, as the government has proposed.
The heads of the Oil Workers Union, Carlos Romero Deschamps, and of Mexico’s largest teachers’ union, Elba Esther Gordillo, were elected to new six-year terms over the weekend. Both have held the tops spots in their unions since the early 1990s.