Mexico Union Vote On Friday, workers at the Duro plant just across border inside Mexico voted overwhelmingly not to join an independent union. The outcome is seen as further evidence of Mexico's harsh treatment of independent labor organizers. The election was preceded by intimidation by the company and the state-controlled union, which is considered very corrupt. President Vicente Fox has indicated he wants independents to be protected, but the vote doesn't reflect any change in Mexico. NPR's John Burnett reports.

Mexico Union Vote

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On Friday, workers at the Duro plant just across border inside Mexico voted overwhelmingly not to join an independent union. The outcome is seen as further evidence of Mexico's harsh treatment of independent labor organizers. The election was preceded by intimidation by the company and the state-controlled union, which is considered very corrupt. President Vicente Fox has indicated he wants independents to be protected, but the vote doesn't reflect any change in Mexico. NPR's John Burnett reports.