July 24, 2008
The Braceros Struggles Continue
This public radio story reports on the decades old struggle by former Mexican guest workers to recoup pension funds. The Mexican government recently decided to pay millions of dollars to former braceros living there and in the United States.
The guest worker arrangement with Mexico, the Bracero Program, as it was known, ended in the early 1960s. But the Braceros' struggle to recover what was guaranteed them under the terms of the various international arrangements continued for decades. This should give us pause about the ability to enforce wage and labor protections in future guest worker programs.
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'This should give us pause about the ability to enforce wage and labor protections in future guest worker programs.'
Indeed. Abuse is built into the very structure of it.
Posted by: Jack | Jul 26, 2008 1:20:57 AM