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The Border Context
Phases of Maquila Expansion
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AFL-CIO argued assembly Baja California benefits border cities bracero program Brownsville capitalist Center chapter cheap labor Chihuahua City Ciudad Juarez costs countries devaluation development zone dollar domestic economic electronics employed employees employment established example export factories firms foreign investment frontera norte global growth important increased industrial parks INEGI interior labor force locations maquila association maquila facilitators maquila industry maquila jobs maquila program maquila wages maquila workers maquiladora Matamoros materials and components McAllen Mexicali Mexican border Mexican government Mexican industry Mexico City million minimum wage NAFTA Nuevo Laredo numbers official offshore operations particularly Paso percent pesos private facilitators problems production sharing PRONAF reformation of capitalism relocation Reynosa San Diego Sears sector strategy subcontract substantial suppliers technicians Texas Third World Tijuana TNCs trade transnational Trico turnover twin plants U.S. border U.S. companies U.S. corporations U.S. jobs U.S.-Mexico U.S.-Mexico border union United value added women workforce