MEXICO: Workers' Victory

After howling for two years for a wage increase (fixed at $7,300,000 by the Federal Labor Board last December) which Mexico's 17 foreign oil concerns continue to say they are "unable to pay," mobs of grimy, swarthy oil workers milled about the sun-caked oil fields one day last week seizing derricks, refineries, company rail lines and tank cars. Exultant peons in flopping shirts and trousers swarmed over company offices, quarters and stores. At the oil-loading docks at Tampico, they clambered aboard three British-owned tankers and claimed them for Mexico's 18,000 oil...

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