San Diego Maquiladora Workers’ Solidarity Network

c/o UC-AFT SD Local 2034, PO Box 12005, La Jolla, CA 92039
(619) 885-6081,

The San Diego Maquiladora Workers’ Solidarity Network ties together people in the nation’s largest border town who want to build an alliance between working people across that border.  We believe that US and other multinational corporations operating factories in Tijuana and other maquiladora cities have no right to pay poverty wages, require pregnancy tests of their workers, pollute with impunity, and repress unions.  We believe that union and other workers in the US will be crippled as long as they are cut off from their co-employees abroad.  And we believe that there is no better place to start solving these global problems than locally.

The Network stays in close touch with workers in Tijuana and other cities fighting for their rights.  We contribute to their struggles in ways that they agree upon, using the leverage that we have as residents of the home country of many of their employers.  We write letters, send emails, bring workers to San Diego to tell their stories, and we organize protests and pickets.  We bring attention to abuses that corporations would prefer to keep from a US audience.  We are union members, students, public health advocates, environmentalists, church people and others working toward alliances with all grassroots organizations that share an interest in our work.

We meet once a month, and meetings are open to all.  Anyone can join our Network by participating in our events, coming to meetings, getting on our email list, or all of the above.  Please join us, and help us spread our Network throughout San Diego.  Help Tijuana ’s factory workers win justice today, and help us unleash the power of workers united across borders tomorrow.

We organize tours of the Tijuana Maquiladora areas, where participants learn about Tijuana Maquiladora Workers' conditions and struggles. Our next scheduled tour will occur on Saturday, March 18, 2017. For information about this tour, or to make a reservation, click .

For information on the workers' struggle in Mexico, check Ollin Calli's blog: .

A report on workers struggles throughout Mexico in 2010.

A YouTube video of a recent tour can be viewed at:

Occasionally, we conduct tours for groups such as churches, union members, or college classes.
If you have a group and can fill the bus (~ 30-40 people), please contact Enrique at or 619-885-6081 (text messages please) for information.

The network gratefully accepts one-time donations, and ongoing monthly pledges. The San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network (SDMWSN) is a 501(C)(3) organization. Donations and pledges qualify as charitable contributions for tax purposes. All donations are forwarded to the workers' organizations in Tijuana.

Click to initiate (or terminate) a donation or monthly pledge.

The San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network is a proud member of CJM, the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras. Visit the CJM web site for more information.

San Diego Contacts:

Enrique Davalos     619-885-6081
Virginia Franco                                   619-287-5535