2 killed, 22 injured in fight between Mexico union factions

MEXICO CITY (AP) " Two people have been killed and 22 injured in a fight between union factions at a steel pipe plant in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

The Veracruz state prosecutor's office said Friday that firearms had been used in the confrontation.

Mexico's labor department said the dispute involved supporters of rival factions of the union at the plant on the outskirts of the port city of Veracruz. The dispute has been going on for at least five years.

Mexico's antiquated labor laws do not provide clear and agile methods to determine who represents workers at a given factory.

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This story corrects location of plant.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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