El Golpe: US Labor, the CIA, and the Coup at Ford Mexico – an Interview with Rob McKenzie

In January 1990 a gang of assassins invaded a Ford assembly plant in Mexico City and opened fire on the assembly line workers killing one and injuring several. The workers  had been organizing an independent union.  Who hired and paid the thugs who assaulted them?  What did it have to do with the AFL-CIO and the CIA, and how it set back unionism in Mexico for thirty years entrenching low wages,  is the subject of a new book which we’ll feature on this week’s Heartland Labor Forum.


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