Automakers are transforming workers’ lives, but wages still lag far behind their U.S. counterparts.
Employees work on a Volkswagen AG Jetta sedan on the production line at a Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico, on July 28, 2010. Mexico’s export-oriented auto industry has a wide, pernicious gap between the high productivity of its workers and their low pay, critics say. Even with the lower cost of living here, the wage gap represents a hindrance to more robust middle-class growth. Susana Gonzalez/BLOOMBERG NEWS Buy Photo