The new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal is fighting corrupt unions

August 26, 2021 Quartz 0 Comments

Factory workers in Mexico are seeing early returns from the new international agreement that governs trade between the US, Mexico, and Canada.

Enacted in 2020 by president Donald Trump as part of his broad push against free trade, the deal included new tools for speedily enforcing labor rights laws, at the behest of Democrats and US labor unions. Now, under president Joe Biden, American trade negotiators have twice deployed the “rapid response mechanism” (RRM) in the US, Mexico, and Canada Agreement (USMCA) to force better treatment of workers in Mexican factories that export goods to the US. Read More.

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