Around the globe, 215 million children are engaged in child labor, including an estimated six million in forced labor.
Mexico has had, on paper, progressive labor laws. However, workers have trouble defending their interests even where there is a union.
Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.
Workers whose jobs are about to be outsourced by Bain Capital are gathering in "Bainport," an encampment they are building across the road from the Sensata factory here.
"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."