“We Fight Against the Union” Ethnography of Workers’ Opposition to Employers Protection Unions in Mexico

Paolo Marinaro (IRLE Scholar)

The research project I will develop as a Visiting Graduate Researcher at IRLE – UCLA, focuses on the struggle for the collective bargaining right in the automobile industry in Mexico. I am interested in the exploration of working class experience as it relates to the working conditions and union relations among transnational corporations. I focus specifically on the social processes by which workers make sense of global correlation of forces by taking a closer look at their practices and interactions.