White House calls on Mexican government to probe possible labor violations at GM auto plant

In the first action of its kind, the Biden administration has formally asked the Mexican government to investigate reports of “serious violations” of worker rights at a General Motors plant in …

Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups plan on Monday to file a complaint with the Biden administration over claims of labor violations at a group of auto parts factories in Mexico, …

In Mexico autos town, labor rights falter despite U.S. trade deal

After successfully staging a wildcat strike for higher wages in 2019, many workers at the Tridonex auto-parts plant in the Mexican city of Matamoros, across the border from Texas, set …

Mexican women say gender discrimination plagues U.S. temporary work programs

A group of Mexican women migrants has filed a complaint accusing the U.S. government of violating a trade agreement by failing to enforce gender discrimination laws in temporary labor programs, …

The Panel Report under the EU-Korea Trade Agreement Concerning Labor Practices: What are the Purposes of Trade Agreements as they Relate to the ILO’s Fundamental Labor Rights?

In recent years, workers’ rights advocates have increasingly urged the US and the EU to strengthen the commitments under the labor chapters of their trade agreements. Following up on the …

Trade and industrial policy: implications for development and international labour standards

“Attempts to protect and promote labour standards through trade agreements have not yielded desired results, due to a lack of enforceable provisions, absence of institutional mechanisms and political will. The …

US Government Accountability Office Report: International Trade – Observations On Whether Women’s Rights and Economic Interests Are Protected or Promoted by U.S. Trade Preference Programs

The US Government Accountability Office published a new report on “Whether Women’s Rights and Economic Interests Are Protected or Promoted by U.S. Trade Preference Programs.”

Uzbekistan not even close to meriting EU’s trade scheme

Imagine a man has for years been nasty to his family. One day he starts being a little bit nicer to them and promises to get much better in future. …

EU urged to demand tougher Thai labour safeguards before trade talks

The European Union should ensure that Thailand tightens its labour laws as a condition for resuming trade talks, rights groups and big companies said, accusing the country of doing too …

Labor And Trade: Prioritize The Workers

In 1947, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom led 20 other countries to negotiate the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The agreement strove to promote economic …

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