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    Mexican Maquiladoras Essay

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    Traditional Unions and the Mexican Maquiladoras: Dispute and Fragmentation The first maquiladoras were established in the border cities of Nogales, Tijuana, Matamoros, and Ciudad Juarez in the 1960s and 1970s. There was a power struggle among the principal worker organizations (CTM, CROC, and COROM) to obtain the right to represent the workers during this period. This struggle provoked at least two types of labor actions. The first was focused on worker contracts and the right to control internal labor conditions. Quintero associates this action with traditional labor unions. It is traditional union action and it has been very common in the city of Matamoros. The second type of action was the formation of ghost (white) unions or protection unions. The formation of these organizations was in direct…

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    It explains an industry that employed a “labor force that is 80 to 90 percent female” (introduction xix), in the maquiladoras. It is about the migration of the Mexican women, whom, after leaving their homes, acquired job skills, integrated themselves into unfamiliar neighborhoods, and along with their children survived the experience, that highlights the intent of all immigrant child, men and women, to integrate into a society that will offer the opportunities to become financially independent.…

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    The fear that was embellished among women, the dehumanization as well as inability to organize and protest is what made these factories more powerful all for the benefit of the rich who fed off the poor. The global assembly line film raises the question, que es la democracia, what is democracy? This democracy that feeds off the poor with the vision of the capitalist society who only seeks profit for the rich. Those who open their eyes to the working conditions are fired, beaten or killed. These…

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    Maquiladoras In Mexico

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    In the 1960’s the use of Maquiladoras began to arise. Maquiladoras are mexican factories that are set up by foreign countries. Foreign countries (mostly the United States for factories in Mexico) send the parts of a product to Maquiladoras and mexican assembly line workers create the products and ship them back to the country they came from. Foreign companies typically use this business practice because it offers cheap labor and tax breaks. The use and presence of maquiladoras did not become so…

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    There are four producers that conducted and created the documentary Maquilopolis. The names of these producers are Vicky Funari, Sophia Constantinou, Alex Armenta, and Sergio De La Torre. These four individuals are a mix of American and Mexican producers. They released this documentary in January 2006 and filmed most of the time in Tijuana and Baja California. The focus of the film was on the U.S.-Mexican border factories and the lives of the women working there. These four producers made the…

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    During this investigation, the Alive and Weill Check with Ms. Emma Hernandez took place during an announced visit with her at the La Posada retirement community center at 501 S. La Posada Circle, Green Valley, AZ 85614. The retirement community center is a private well-guarded facility with roaming Security Guards throughout the center which prohibits photos to be taken within the facility, as all visits must be through contacting the front lobby office and checking in before any contact is to…

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    In my opinion I feel that maquiladora should take initiative and try to do something to better the living and environment of their workers, because they are what luring people to the border and they are exploiting them for manual labor, so they should be the ones to give back to their community. The maquiladoras have both helped and caused harm to the people of Nogales. The women have benefited because they can now brake away from the traditional societal norms of the Mexican culture that the…

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    The growth of maquiladoras has led to increased air, water, and soil, pollution due to the inadequate disposal of hazardous wastes throughout the northern border area. Maquiladoras generate many hazardous waste such as acids, nickel, lead, paints, oils, and plastics, which are not regularly accounted for, despite the existence of the La Paz Agreement which requires U.S companies to deal with the toxic wastes associated with production (Frey 329). Statistics show that in the 1990s only 25 percent…

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    Maquiladoras as an Economic After reading lives on the line: dispatcher from the U.S.-Mexico border by Miriam Davidson I feel like the Nogales / Arizona and Nogales borders are becoming one community. For many years the border was less distinct because of Mexicans going over to visit there family and friends and U.S. nationals crossing over to shop and sightsee. But just like everything in the world time changes it. The maquiladora industry bought jobs, environmental degradation, and…

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    Case Study Maquiladoras

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    Time is money is a motto that these firms stick to strictly because they operate under two fundamental issues which are productivity and quality. They look for speed and women that can handle the pressure because they have deadlines and quota to meet each day. When one of the maquiladoras workers becomes pregnant that implies a loss to the firm productivity and money wise because pregnant women cannot produce at the same speed. As fat women as well are not wanted because they are believe to work…

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