People here are afraid of their jobs being taken away, getting mad at the government for allowing such horrible things to happen. Let me ask.
When the United States set out to be the foremost leader in the globalized age that we are in, did you think that the adverse affects of it would not
come knocking on your front door?
Did you think that free trade would only benefit the United States and it's consumerist driven population? It's multibillion dollar corporations
and its glamourous lifestyles?
This is just the beginning. When you open your markets for foreign investment, you open up your markets to all sorts of new competition. What
happens when you have more competition than you have a demand for it? Prices are lowered, wages are lowered and in turn production costs stay the
same ringing in profits. $$$
What happens then? The same thing that happens in Mexico, the same thing that happens in China. Due to the corruption, greed, and inequality being
practiced by the governments in those countries, the people will always loose. In China we have low wages, child labor, unsafe working conditions, no
benefits, and a devaluated currency, but things are changing... in Mexico we also have low wages, child labor, unsafe working conditions, no
benefits, and a devaluated currency, but things are changing...
I cannot go into detail when it comes to China's specifics, but as for Mexico, let me learn you a thing or three.
When NAFTA was approved by Mexico, where do you think all of those farm jobs, and maquiladora jobs went to? Give you a hint. It was were all those
dirty, and lazy criminals come from...
During this time, the Mexican government sought to make it's market atrractive to transnational companies. What did it do? What did it promise
NAFTA was going to bring a lot of investors and that would create jobs and in turn would improve the Mexican economy. What really happened? Due to
the pressure and threats by the foreign investors, the government instead decided to lower wages, over look working conditions, basically, exploit
it's people. Keep in mind that the Peso was being devaluated at the same time. To this day this is still going on. The people effected don't just
sit around and just take it. Even though protests, and demonstrations against the injustices being commited by the government's "policy" took
place, those efforts have been successfully suppressed by the media, by the police, and the govenrment has even used the military to suppress calls
for human rights, fairness and equality. Only so much can be accomplished.
What we see here now is that people are afraid that their jobs as truckers will be gone because some damn Mexican took it. It is globalization, your
wages will get low, either accept it or they will find someone who will and you'll be out of a job. Simple as that, anybody can be replaced,
specially in this day and age.
What needs to happen here is for the truckers to get informed, stop getting brainwashed with all the disinformation and scare tactics, and realize
that this global economy , this global "domination" will happen and nothing anybody does will stop it.
Together with their unions, truckers need to start working with the Mexican truckers and thier unions to conceive strategic plans in order to ensure
that the future in the trucking and transpotation industry, will be a fair and balanced one. Think about it. When they finish building this
Who do you think you will be working with? For the future of truckers on both sides of the border, unity has to happen. If it does not, problems and
more problems will arise. You need to look past all of the disinformation. Let me start.
For those who says Mexican truckers and their vehicles are not regulated and that they will be braking down all the time and that the drivers will be
reckless, I ask show me were you got that info? Like all three countries, they all have their fair share of failures, but to say that Mexican
truckers are very bad, and their equipment is bad is all disinformation.
Would you like to learn more?