USTR Advances Union-Led Mexico Labor Complaint

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Biden administration found that workers at a Mexican auto parts facility are being denied basic labor rights Wednesday, advancing a union-led complaint filed last month that will test the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's enforcement tools.

A sweeping petition filed by the AFL-CIO and other unions alleged that workers at a factory operated by Tridonex in the Mexican city of Matamoros have been fired and that labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas was jailed for advancing their cause. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai found that the allegations have merit, asking Mexico to conduct its own review.

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