On December 18, 1937, the board gave a verdict in favor of the union by means of a "laudo" (binding judgment in arbitration) which demanded that the companies fulfil the requirements of the petitions and pay 26 million pesos in lost salaries.
The petroleum companies initiated a lawsuit on January 2, 1938 before the Mexican Supreme Court to protect their property from the labor union and arbitration board, which denied the request.
On August 16, 1935, the Petroleum Workers Union of Mexico (Sindicato de Trabajadores Petroleros de la República Mexicana) was formed and one of the first actions was the writing of a lengthy draft contract transmitted to the petroleum companies demanding a 40-hour working week, a full salary paid in the event of sickness, and the payment of 65 million pesos towards benefits and wages.
The foreign oil companies refused to sign the agreement, and counter offered with a payment of 14 million pesos toward wages and benefits.
This measure caused an international boycott of Mexican products in the following years, especially by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
The anniversary, March 18, is now a Mexican civic holiday.
The arbitration board concluded that the oil companies should pay 26 million pesos for wages and benefits to the workers.
The companies, however, insisted the demands would cripple production and bankrupt them, and refused to pay.The women of Mexico possess naturally curvy bodies, easy sensuality, and a passion for life that includes sex. and have made healthy careers out of fucking on film.Most Mexican porn is amateur, but it captures these qualities with solo masturbation, beautiful blowjobs, and hardcore coupling. The strike was delayed for six months, but the companies never agreed to the contract and on May 28, the strike took place.The entire country was paralyzed for 12 days, with consumers unable to buy gasoline.The oil companies had to pay 26 million pesos of wages lost because of the strike, but they appealed to the Supreme Court.