US, Mexico Strike Deal To Resolve GM Plant Labor Strife
By Alex Lawson (July 8, 2021, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and Mexico announced a deal to settle a budding labor dispute under their trade accord Thursday, clearing the way for a new union vote at a General Motors Co. facility in the northern Mexico city of Silao.
The Biden administration triggered a complaint under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's new labor dispute settlement mechanism in May, flagging certain "irregularities" in the GM plant's union vote. Rather than resort to punitive trade sanctions, the U.S. agreed to resolve the dispute with Mexico through cooperative oversight.
Thursday's announcement marked the first resolution of a labor dispute under the USMCA's new rules.
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