During our most recent trip to the border we met a little boy in Rio Bravo who was in a wheelchair far too small for him. His name is Saul and he can’t walk due to a medical condition and he was too tall for the wheelchair he was using. Since he spends most of his day in this chair, it was very uncomfortable for him. Both of Saul’s parents work in maquiladoras that make goods for the US market. Wages in these factories average between $0.80 and $1.90 an hour, which is not a l
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Hands United on the Border event! Hundreds of factory workers, family, friends, and supporters joined hands on Sunday May 1st in support of factory workers around the world. The purpose of this event is to create awareness about conditions in maquiladoras along the border and give the workers a voice. All workers deserve a living wage, a safe working environment, and to be treated with respect and dignity.