Mexico workers protest labor overhaul bill

Los Angeles Times, 9/27/2012

Mexicans took to the streets Wednesday to protest a proposed law that is aimed at modernizing rules in the workplace and making Mexico’s powerful, corrupt unions more accountable.

Many workers say they fear that the so-called labor reform law would be abused to curtail the few protections they have. And the dinosaurian, notoriously undemocratic unions have long had a cozy, mutually beneficial relationship with Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and they will resist change that could cut into their power.

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