Over 70,000 Maquilador (Sweatshops located on the US-Mexico Border) workers have been on strike for weeks in Matamoros, Mexico - just south of Brownsville Texas.
We work most days,
profits up and wages fall
Last week there was some debate over how many Americans are actually out of work, i.e., the “real” unemployment rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the US Department of Labor, put the official number at a laughable 5.3%, down from 6.1% the previous year.