KUNM Local
4:22 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Workers Underpaid in Mexico's Electronics Industry

Workers Underpaid in Mexico's Electronics Industry

Kent Paterson

Guadalajara, Mexico – There's a good chance many computers, televisions and Xboxes on sale this holiday season were assembled in Mexico. Since the mid-1990's, the Mexican electronics industry has boomed, with about 400,000 people employed in the sector today. But many workers complain of non-living wages, temporary work contracts and overall poor treatment. In the first of two reports, KUNM's Kent Paterson takes us to the city known as Mexico's Silicon Valley, Guadalajara.