AFL-CIO and Mexico's National Workers Unions Stand Against Bill that Will Hurt All Working People
The Mexican government has filed legislation that would substantially weaken rights for working people. In response, the AFL-CIO filed a complaint alleging that Mexico is violating the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, the NAFTA labor side deal.
Mexico’s bill would lock in low wages and poor working conditions. It also would frustrate legitimate unions' efforts to negotiate together on behalf of Mexican workers, who work the longest hours for the lowest pay among all countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Specifically, the bill would:
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